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Let me start by saying I have no idea what ia32-lib is but I hate it because it's apparently not working for me i know because I've been trying to install Skype for a month now and i have asked on almost every forum on the Internet. So without further ado this is what happens when i attempt to install Skype (I am 64x Bit)

Link to error: In short i get "Package operation failed".

If you can fix this you are a magician.

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possible duplicate of How do I install Skype? – Ringtail Nov 28 '12 at 3:26

Since I am guessing you're using dpkg, you need to install all dependencies with apt before the final dkpg step, so run:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs


Then, try sudo dpkg -i file.deb where file.deb is the Skype package you downloaded.

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Nope, I have got the application now with it's icon but when I click it, It does not open nothing happens – SuperiorMelon Nov 18 '12 at 19:00
What happens when you run it in the terminal via skype? Try rebooting as it may help. – hexafraction Nov 18 '12 at 19:25
how do I run it in terminaal? – SuperiorMelon Nov 18 '12 at 21:00
Just run skype. – hexafraction Nov 18 '12 at 21:11

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