I have 64-bit 12.10 Ubuntu. I can't get Skype to install from the software center because it can't find the repositories. I can't install it from the website either. I tried checking the 64-bit Debian package in case it would work and it installed but it won't open. What should I do?

  • if you already installed your skype from deb file, run this command so that it will install dependecies sudo apt-get install -f
    – nickanor
    Dec 25, 2012 at 20:26

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I've had some problems with the Software Center as well.

Try to install lib32stdc++6 Install lib32stdc++6:

sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6

Then cd to the directory where you downloaded the Skype.deb file. If you downloaded it to your Downloads folder, you would type:

cd ~/Downloads

Then install the .deb package.

sudo dpkg -i skype*.deb

This fixed it for me.

  • Thanks, but I think I installed the wrong Skype package because it still isn't working. Where did you get yours?
    – zzomtceo
    Nov 4, 2012 at 22:59
  • I downloaded the 64 bit .deb file from skype.com. What error are you getting? After you install it with dpkg -i, try doing "sudo apt-get install f" Nov 7, 2012 at 22:53

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