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Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I tryed to install skype.

In terminal:

 sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner” >>

 sudo apt-get update

 sudo apt-get install skype

E: Unable to locate package skype

 sudo apt-get -f install

 sudo apt-get install skype

E: Unable to locate package skype

So, no skype... How do I get skype?

marked as duplicate by animaletdesequia, Alvar, Rmano, Radu Rădeanu command-line May 31 '14 at 0:01

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It's in there:

$ apt-cache policy skype
  Installed: (none)
  Version table: 0
        500 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ trusty/partner amd64 Packages

Looking at your post, it looks like you've copied in some curly-quotes. These aren't interpreted by Bash in the same way so they're probably not working as intended. I'd use this instead:

echo "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skype
  • Thanks! That did it. I'm not certain how to distinguish between different types of command line or when which is appropriate, but I suppose I'll ensure to use Bash in terminal from now on. Thank you. – Boyleesquire May 31 '14 at 19:21
  • I'm not sure you understood me. The curly quote characters you were using (I suspect copied from a Wordpress blog) and are syntactically different from what they were supposed to be: ' and " respectively. – Oli May 31 '14 at 19:25
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    You're right I don't understand. I've started working through a Bash tutorial. I really don't know much, but I think I understand now the curly-quote is a literally curly quote mark. The first command line you entered made the difference. So, Thanks again! – Boyleesquire May 31 '14 at 19:41

In the Software Centre there's a skype client. It has worked for me. Alternatively, you can get the .deb file from skype.com and run it by the SC.

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    Neither of those options are working for me at the moment. It seems like Linux still has a long way to go before I make the switch from Windows once and for all. – jay_t55 Jul 23 '14 at 9:25

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