jovan@jovan-HP-ProBook-4540s:~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype : Depends: skype-bin E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
For Ubuntu 13.04 and Onwards ( 13.10 , 14.04 , 14.10 .....)
command line way
Open Terminal & copy paste the following commands
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype
Go To System Settings > Software & Updates
Authenticate & Click Close
Install It From Ubuntu Software Center
For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty (64bit) fix skin issue with this command:
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386 sni-qt:i386
To install skype:
You can either do it the easy way by typing this into your Terminal :
sudo apt-get -f install skype or you can Install skype manually by following these steps:
- Go to Skype's homepage and download Skype for ubuntu: Skype Download for Ubuntu
- When download is finished, go to the download folder where you downloaded Sype.
- Right click on the Skype-package you downloaded and click on
open with ubuntu software center
- After that this window should open:
- Now press on install, located in the right corner, and wait until the installation is complete.
it looks like skype is not in the standard repositories anymore, and also not in the software center. I also had no luck with the downloaded version.
This is what did work: go to settings -> software and updates. now under the 'Other software' tab check the 'canonical partners' sources. after this I did a
sudo apt-get update and than
sudo apt-get install skype
egh, finally skype got update! (bellow is how to manually update skype)
sudo apt-get remove skype
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skype
Enjoy Skype on Ubuntu ^-^
sudo apt-get install skype does not work or gives you an error even though you ran:
sudo apt-get update, then go to http://skype.com and download it from there.
Don't have enough reputation to give a comment but upvoted user172139's answer since that's the solution that fixed the problem described (same problem I had:
Change the download server in the Ubuntu Software Center > Software Sources from your country (I'm currently in Serbia, but had this problem as well when I lived in Denmark) to the Main Server.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade after this I had bunch of previously unavailable updates and
sudo apt-get install skype worked like a charm. Now I have Skype installed and working fine!
Note: Skype is presently a 32-bit linux application (as of 2014). Thus to get skype 32-bit to install on 64-bit ubuntu you may need to type the following first:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype
sudo apt install skypeforlinux
Run this to install Skype for Linux Alpha.
This is the new version of Skype for Linux, a brand new client using WebRTC, the launch of which ensures Microsoft can continue to support Linux users in the years to come.
As you may have guessed by the name, Skype for Linux Alpha is not a fully functioning Skype client as of yet. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll notice that it’s very different to the Skype for Linux client you use today. For example, you’ll be using the latest, fastest and most responsive Skype UI, so you can share files, photos, videos and a whole new range of new emoticons with your friends.
Basically Microsoft has put Skype into a web renderer and released it like an application. Just like Ghetto Skype but coming officially from Microsoft.
- Video calls do not work and you have to initiate the audio call (if they call you, it wants you to install plugin).
Had same problem after I have switched to Ubuntu. To solve this, go to "software and updates" and then, on Ubuntu Software tab, change "Download from: #your country# (guess its my region/country)" and change it to "Main Server". Run "apt-get upgrade" and "apt-get update". After "that apt-get install skype" and it should be just fine.
Hope this will solve it.