For some days now I have a problem with Skype. It just didn't launch at all, even when I was logged in. So I removed it and now I want to install it again but, after having followed all the steps, when I put in the Terminal "sudo apt-get install skype", first I get

  • no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory

and after that

  • Unable to locate package skype

I tried to find out something but I can't. Can somebody help, please?

15/07: Finally I have skype. I'm sharing in case anyone has the same problem. It's just that I prefer to install via Terminal, but as it was not possible, I just downloaded the package from skype.com and installed it via the Software centre.

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    – kos
    Jul 13, 2015 at 20:36
  • possible duplicate of How to install Skype with Ubuntu 13.04
    – Fabby
    Jul 13, 2015 at 21:39
  • Possible duplicate of How do I install Skype?
    – karel
    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:17

1 Answer 1


It's a bug in libpam-smbpass: bug report on Launchpad

Upgrade libpam-smbpass to the latest version using this command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libpam-smbpass

If the bug breaks the capability of running this command as well, download the package from packages.ubuntu.com and install it manually: libpam-smbpass on packages.ubuntu.com.

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