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
1These instructions worked fine for me on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), too.– zrajmJan 8, 2014 at 21:10
8These instructions work for 13.10 and 14.04. Thank you!– ZlattyFeb 3, 2014 at 14:03
2This should be the accepted answer, works in 14.04 64b Apr 25, 2014 at 15:30
2You can't install skype on later 64 bit systems without adding i386 architecture. See askubuntu.com/questions/215298/… May 2, 2014 at 3:50
1+1 These instructions also worked for 14.10– TunaJun 15, 2015 at 16:46
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.
Thanks to all for the input, but it just don't want to work– JovanMay 15, 2013 at 20:01
sudo apt-get -f install skype– MeintjesMay 16, 2013 at 7:38
the versions in the software channel are in my experience more robust. Aug 8, 2013 at 15:00
For Ubuntu one can download only precise or lucid compatible Skype... Sep 10, 2013 at 17:20
it is helpful... Mar 31, 2014 at 6:30
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!
Easiest way is to enable Partners software source in Software Center. Then just
apt-get update then
apt-get install skype. Works like expected to work. Regards.
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.
1The servers have the same content regardless of location. The issue is in enabling the partner repository. Jul 3, 2013 at 0:23
TRY this, installed in my machine thorugh this command
sudo apt-get -f install skype
apt-get -f install skypedoes not "force install". I think what you're referring to is
--force-yes. The option mentioned in the answer basically tells Ubuntu that "
skypeis the package that will fix the dependency issues". But it's a wrong answer though, because
skypeis the package we're trying to install in the first place.– Alaa AliSep 16, 2013 at 16:24
sudo apt-get dist-upgradedo?