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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 $(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

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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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