Fixing Broken Packages
Hi there I am trying to install Skype through
apt-get but I am having some trouble. The Skype package depends on
skype-bin which is not found in my list of packages.
So when trying to install Skype I get the following error.
$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype : Depends: skype-bin but it is not installable E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
Does anyone know why this might happen? Am I missing a repository?
I get similar results when downloading the
.deb from their site. But it complains about
ai32-libs not being installable. This is because it depends on another package that does not exist in my list.
Please bear in mind that this is a custom install from the company I work for. They have secured it and I think they have updated it over time and skipped versions, possibly breaking things.