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I have had repeated issues with installing skype, and have attempted installing other dependencies. However, this one issue persists. This same error message has been repeated over the past three installation trials.

########@ubuntu:~$ 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:
 skype : Depends: skype-bin but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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marked as duplicate by karel, Warren Hill, Jorge Castro, Eric Carvalho, Kevin Bowen Oct 8 '13 at 2:06

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

This might also help:… – minerz029 Oct 6 '13 at 23:28

Did you run sudo apt-get update after installing the repository? If not, try that and install Skype again. Otherwise, you don't have the repository correctly added. Use sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) partner" && sudo apt-get update and try again.

Also, make absolutely sure you have the "main", "universe", "multiverse", and "restricted" repos enabled in "Software and Updates".

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