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I looked around a bit for some solutions first, but they didn't seem to work due to another issue.

first of all, i freshly installed ubuntu 13.10 yesterday, did my updates and upgrades etc.

so this is a fairly new/fresh system.

when i try to install skype I get this error:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
skype : Depends: skype-bin
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

when I add the canonical partners using this line:

apt-add-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"

and update, I get this:

W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/fr.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_binary-i386_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

apt-get -f install didn't do anything.

How can I fix this?

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marked as duplicate by minerz029, Avinash Raj, BuZZ-dEE, Jorge Castro, belacqua Feb 14 '14 at 17:31

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

    
how are you trying to install Skype? there's no currently Skype for 13.10 only for LTS versions you can download Skype for 12.04 from its official website – JoKeR Feb 13 '14 at 12:35
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Issue these commands:

sudo rm -fR /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo apt-get update

After that it will work.

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thank you very much, this did work. – Muffin Feb 13 '14 at 12:39
    
Accept the answer than. – Frantique Feb 13 '14 at 12:45

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