There is download link for Skype for Ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04. I can't find appropriate version for 13.10.

I tried from terminal to instal too:

sudo apt-get install skype

But it says unable to locate package skype.

And for those who are in hurry to mention this question as possible duplicate, read this properly: I want proper download of latest Skype version for Ubuntu 13.10. It's "13.10".


These worked for me:

  1. Download Skype for Ubuntu 32-bit Precise i386 (it does not matter if your system is on 64-bit).
  2. When the download has finished, open the downloaded file as normal from Nautilus.
  3. When prompted, select Open with Ubuntu Software Center (default).
  4. In the right side of the Ubuntu Software Center window that opens, select Install.
  5. Just in case that the step 4 doesn't work, try from terminal:

    sudo dpkg --force-depends -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb

    Note that this step 5 is not ideal, but I'm almost sure that this will work.

Source: Getting started with Skype for Linux.

The command sudo apt-get install skype didn't worked for you because first you must to add some partner repositories to your sources list. See this answer in this sense.


You can use the partner software sources to get it working.

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ saucy partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install skype

This should help you with your next issue :D http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/get-sound-working-in-skype-with-ubuntu.html?m=1

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    The OP asked: "Which distribution to choose while downloading skype from it's official site for Ubuntu 13.10?" Nov 8 '13 at 17:14
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    The post has been modified from what it originally stated so I don't know for sure, but reading between the lines it sounded to me like he was just trying to get Skype working and this method lets the asker stay up to date with the repos.
    – Goddard
    Nov 25 '13 at 5:44

To install Skype, the only version is Precise 12.04 (multiarch). I wouldn't recommend --force-depends as Radu's answer but the use of Gdebi:

wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb
sudo apt-get install gdebi
sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb

It will install the dependencies automatically and you will be assured that everything will be fine.

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(note that the wget command can change if new versions of Skype are released for Linux, you can always go to the Downloads Page)

  • USC/apt does the almost same as gdebi. And what is the reason of those annoying captures from terminal? Nov 8 '13 at 17:59
  • @RaduRădeanu USC (or more accurately aptdaemon) is bad managing the whole i386/amd64 dependencies. I really do not use it. apt doesn't resolve dependencies if the package is not downloaded from repositories (you can see several broken dependencies questions where apt-get -f install didn't help). The screenshots were just... I don't know... wanted to post some screenshots.
    – Braiam
    Nov 8 '13 at 18:06

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