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Trying to install skype on Ubuntu 12, I faced and issue. When I type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skype

I get an error

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
skype is already the newest version.
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 skype : Depends: lib32stdc++6 (>= 4.1.1-21) but it is not going to be installed
         Depends: lib32asound2 (> 1.0.14) but it is not going to be installed
         Depends: ia32-libs but it is not going to be installed
         Depends: libc6-i386 (>= 2.7-1) but it is not going to be installed
         Depends: lib32gcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1-21+ia32.libs.1.19) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

How do I solve it? Is the way I'm using the right one to install skype?

UPDATE: If I try to do

sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6 lib32asound2 ia32-libs libc6-i386 lib32gcc1 skype

then I get

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
skype is already the newest version.
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 ia32-libs : Depends: ia32-libs-multiarch
 lib32asound2 : Depends: libasound2 (= 1.0.25-1ubuntu10)
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
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    i think u already install skype, bqz it says skype is already the newest version., look at application menu – hingev Jul 28 '12 at 17:14
  • I have the same issue here with 12.10 x64, I get the same error, looks like its a packaging issue as Skype installs fine on 12.10 x32. – Arup Roy Chowdhury Oct 19 '12 at 15:13
  • When it says use "apt-get -f install" do not append skype in the end e.g "apt-get -f install skype" won't work. This applicable to other applications as well. – Malay Desai Mar 7 '14 at 9:10
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Your dependencies are broken even though skype is installed. run this command:

sudo apt-get install -f

This should help to fix the broken dependancies

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Use only sudo apt-get install -f to install.

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according to the errors listed , Skype is already installed , the above are dependency errors .

You need to install ia32-libs-multiarch by

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch 

then try your method method

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Maybe type:

sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6 lib32asound2 ia32-libs libc6-i386 lib32gcc1 skype

EDIT Try typing:

sudo apt-get install -f skype
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    Unfortunately it doesn't help me. – Alex Malex Jul 28 '12 at 17:07
  • what output it gived? @AlexMaslakov – hingev Jul 28 '12 at 17:08
  • Look at my update – Alex Malex Jul 28 '12 at 17:09
  • @AlexMaslakov ok, saw, look at updated answer – hingev Jul 28 '12 at 17:10
  • The result is equal to the first error. – Alex Malex Jul 28 '12 at 17:15
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This will do the trick :)

sudo apt-add-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype

Found on: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-skype-in-ubuntu-12-04precise.html

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