I'm having trouble installing skype on a new 12.04 install (64 bit). Below are the results of three different attempts and the outputs. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
1.Download skype .deb file from skype website, I chose Ubuntu 12.04 (Multiarch). Open the deb file with Ubuntu Software Center and I get:
Error: Cannot install 'libasound2:i386'
2.Synaptic Package Manager: I mark skype for installation (and the dialogue box for additional changes lists a ridiculously long list of packages to be removed! but anyway) I click OK, and get an error:
Could not mark all packages for installation or upgrade: The following packages have unresolvable dependencies. Make sure that all required repositories are added and enabled in the preferences. skype: Depends: skype-bin
3.Tried the instructions from help.ubuntu but I get
$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture
But one way or another I think I sorted this out, so:
$ dpkg --print-foreign-architectures i386
This is what my sources.list looks like:
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main universe restricted multiverse deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main universe restricted multiverse #Added by software-properties deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main universe restricted multiverse deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main universe restricted multiverse #Added by software-properties deb http://cran.r-mirror.de/bin/linux/ubuntu precise/ deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner
I then run
sudo apt-get update and
sudo apt-get upgrade and finally:
$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: default-jre-headless : Depends: openjdk-6-jre-headless (>= 6b23~pre11-1ubuntu1~) libatk-wrapper-java : Depends: default-jre or java2-runtime Recommends: libatk-wrapper-java-jni but it is not going to be installed skype : Depends: skype-bin E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
I then try also:
$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
I've also done
dist-upgrade with no obvious effect.Not sure where to go from here!?