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After an sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, the following error appear:

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype-bin:i386 : Breaks: skype (< but is installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.

then I try sudo apt-get -f install and the following error appear:

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following extra packages will be installed: skype The following packages will be upgraded: skype 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0 B/15.3 kB of archives. After this operation, 4,096 B disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype: skype-bin:i386 ( breaks skype (<< and is installed. Version of skype to be configured is dpkg: error processing skype (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure. Errors were encountered while processing: skype E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

How can I update my skype and sort out this problem?

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and the following is showed in the graphical update manager.

Changes for the versions: Installed version: Available version:

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Hi there has been several updates to skype in span of a day, try to do a --purge remove skype and reinstall. you can also install skype-bin if this doesn't work. It will give you latest skype.

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sudo apt-get --purge remove skype and then sudo apt-get install skype works, Thanks! – gsi-frank Nov 23 '12 at 14:59
I think there were problems with packaging when they updated the repo to the latest version of Skype. When I tried to update yesterday, apt-get told me it wanted to update skype but it needed skype-bin and it wasn't in the repo. Today it worked. – sierrasdetandil Nov 23 '12 at 15:18

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