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I was trying to install Skype but even though it got installed an error message is being shown on the top as broken and wen I entered the terminal to resolve it, aging error messages are being shown and even it can't be removed .the messages are shown like this.how could I correct it or uninstall it.

plavilayil@plavilayil-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
[sudo] password for plavilayil: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libgladeui-1-11 gir1.2-gconf-2.0 unity-2d-launcher libglew1.5 libevemu1
  libglewmx1.5 libtextcat0 zeitgeist-extension-fts libtextcat-data
  icc-profiles-free libid3tag0 libnatpmp1 unity-2d-places libllvm2.9
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  skype
The following packages will be upgraded:
  skype
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 147 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/15.4 kB of archives.
After this operation, 37.0 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
 skype depends on libqt4-webkit (>= 4:4.5.3); however:
  Package libqt4-webkit is not installed.
 skype-bin (4.1.0.20.0-0ubuntu0.12.04.2) breaks skype (<< 4.1.0.20.0-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) and is installed.
  Version of skype to be configured is 4.1.0.20-1.
dpkg: error processing skype (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              Errors were encountered while processing:
 skype
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error 
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marked as duplicate by Mitch, raaz, coteyr, Uri Herrera, user68186 May 20 '13 at 16:12

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I would suggest you to download Skype once again. I too have downloaded but I did not have any kind of problem. Delete the earlier downloaded icon, and download it once again.

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i have just installed skype on my ubuntu 12.04LTS. however,i didn't met the problem like you. i don't know how you download the skype, if you have added the ppa to your repository, i suggested you remove it. maybe you can refer to this page, hope help.How do I resolve unmet dependencies?

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