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I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and have tried the suggestions in the following post: skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory and still get the same error

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marked as duplicate by 123456, Rinzwind, Eric Carvalho, bodhi.zazen, Sylvain Pineau Jun 16 '14 at 10:51

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ls -l /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Jan 21 10:44 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ -> – eshwar Apr 26 '14 at 2:07
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libxv1:amd64 did not help. I get the same error. – eshwar Apr 26 '14 at 6:01

Locating the file,

$ locate /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

Finding the package which provides the above files,

$ dpkg -S /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
libxv1:amd64: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
$ dpkg -S /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
libxv1:amd64: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

So, you have to install libxv1:i386 package. Because skype is available only for 32 bit version so it needs only a 32 bit version of library files not 64 bit version.

sudo apt-get install libxv1:i386

And don't forget to add i386 architecture before running the above command on 64 bit systems.

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
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libxv1 is already installed – eshwar Apr 25 '14 at 13:34
post the output of dpkg --get-selections | grep libxv1 – Avinash Raj Apr 25 '14 at 14:15
libxv1:amd64 install – eshwar Apr 25 '14 at 15:20
post the output of ls -l /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ – Avinash Raj Apr 25 '14 at 15:24
for me "sudo apt-get install libxv1:i386" worked. Even if you use a dynamic distribution of skype it seems that skype downloaded is still a 32 bit version of i386 arch. Hence this command works instead of the one suggested by Avinash. – sandeepkunkunuru Jun 14 '14 at 23:14

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