I downloaded Skype for Ubuntu from here. I tried to install it with the command
sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_126.96.36.199-1_i386.deb but the installation failed. The following lines were displayed in the terminal:
dineshkumar@dineshkumar-desktop:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_188.8.131.52-1_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package skype. (Reading database ... 169017 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking skype (from skype-ubuntu-precise_184.108.40.206-1_i386.deb) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype: skype depends on libqtwebkit4 (>= 2.2~2011week36); however: Package libqtwebkit4 is not installed. skype depends on libxss1; however: Package libxss1 is not installed. dpkg: error processing skype (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Processing triggers for gnome-menus ... Errors were encountered while processing: skype
Why did the installation fail and how could I install Skype from the .deb file that I have?
I checked the question here but found it of no use. The problem being discussed there was about Skype malfunctioning after an update. But in my case, I couldn't even install Skype properly.