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I am trying to install skype-call-recorder, following this site

However, I am getting the dependency error;

~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i skype-call-recorder-ubuntu_0.8_i386.deb 

(Reading database ... 158095 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace skype-call-recorder 0.8 (using skype-call-recorder-ubuntu_0.8_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement skype-call-recorder ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype-call-recorder:
 skype-call-recorder depends on libqt4-gui (>= 4.3); however:
  Package libqt4-gui is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing skype-call-recorder (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 skype-call-recorder

Then I tried:

sudo apt-get install libqt4-guiReading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
libqt4-gui is already the newest version.
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 libqt4-gui : Depends: libqt4-designer (= 4:4.7.4-0ubuntu8.3) but it is not going to be installed
              Depends: libqt4-opengl (= 4:4.7.4-0ubuntu8.3) but 4:4.7.4-0ubuntu8 is to be installed
              Depends: libqt4-svg (= 4:4.7.4-0ubuntu8.3) but 4:4.7.4-0ubuntu8 is to be installed
              Depends: libqtgui4 (= 4:4.7.4-0ubuntu8.3) but 4:4.7.4-0ubuntu8 is to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

Can you tell, what am I missing or how should I install it? My Ubuntu release is 11.10 and I have 32 bit laptop.

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Using dpkg -i to install a .deb package does not resolve dependencies and install them as well. You will have to install them by hand with sudo apt-get install libqtgui4 for example, or you will need to use another tool which does resolve the dependencies, such as running software-center skype-call-recorder-ubuntu_0.8_i386.deb which should also resolve the dependencies and pull in the necessary packages.

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