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Many people are having troubles during Skype installation, because dpkg commands change in later Ubuntu releases. Method I am using is mentioned HERE.

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marked as duplicate by karel, Braiam, gertvdijk, Eric Carvalho, Seth Jan 17 '14 at 4:05

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

Edited to be in the Q/A format. Upvote CombatBadger, not me.

In this case command 'dpkg --add-architecture i386' is DEPRECATED and you should use 'dpkg --assert-multi-arch' to get Skype working.

Method to install Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 and later

Terminal input:

sudo dpkg --assert-multi-arch
sudo apt-get install ia32-libst
sudo apt-get update

Install Skype for Linux (MultiArch) from

Have a good time!

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You should make this answer Community Wiki since you didn't actually write it. – Seth Jan 16 '14 at 22:08
@Seth is up to the OP if he want's to be CW'fied. I really don't see any worth in keeping a duplicated of the same question around. – Braiam Jan 16 '14 at 22:19
@Braiam It it's a duplicate question we should close it.. – Seth Jan 16 '14 at 22:20
@Seth no votes... – Braiam Jan 16 '14 at 22:23
BTW, the ia32-libst package is not available in 13.04 onwards. You should test the answer before giving them. – Braiam Jan 16 '14 at 22:27

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