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I have trouble installing skype in Ubuntu 13.10. Installing skype through the Software Center gives an error

Segmentation fault (core dumped)

and after removing skype by using sudo apt-get remove skype I tried to install skype with

sudo apt-get install skype

which gives an error

E: Package 'skype:i386' has no installation candidate

Any ideas how I can install skype?

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marked as duplicate by karel, Eric Carvalho, chaskes, Eliah Kagan, minerz029 Jan 10 '14 at 2:10

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Download the deb file for ubuntu 12.04 from this link

Download Skype on your computer - Windows, Mac, and Linux - Get Skype

Then issue dpkg command to install

sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb

you may miss some dependencies so issue this command

sudo apt-get -f install
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Firstly check whether Canonical Partners is ticked in Software Sources. If no, check it and update.

sudo apt-get update

then you can install it with:

sudo apt-get install skype
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open your terminal and do as I mention

sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb

thats it, It will install skype in your Ubuntu.

don't worry about bit version.

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Install with:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -f install
wget -O skype-install.deb
sudo dpkg -i skype-install.deb

If you get an error:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture amd64
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Follow the code in that order to be able to install – Brask Jan 9 '14 at 13:08
@Alex this will solve your errors. – Brask Jan 9 '14 at 13:53

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