I'm new to Ubuntu and try to install the latest version of Skype from terminal windows. Can anybody help me please, How to do this?


From https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype...

Installing Skype

Users of 64-bit Ubuntu, should enable MultiArch if it isn't already enabled by running the command

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Since Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), Skype is part of the Canonical partner repository. To install Skype add the Canonical Partner Repository. You can do this by running the command

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"

Then install Skype via the Software-Center or via the Terminal.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype pulseaudio:i386

  • I didn't need to install pulseaudio:i386. It seems to be working without it. – David Halter Mar 4 '16 at 23:24
  • @DavidHalter good to hear! Glad you got it working, either way. – Aaron Mar 5 '16 at 1:42
  • For me installing pulseaudio:i386 actually killed the audio system altogether (Ubuntu MATE 14.04.5), so be careful with it. – egor83 Aug 13 '16 at 7:34
  • @egor83 the same happened with me (Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS). – Leonardo Mar 8 '17 at 10:39

You simply need to add the partner repository :

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install skype
  • 2
    This is a bad advice. If this command is run twice, or partner repository is already on, this command will lead to inability to install anything. – Pilot6 Jul 30 '15 at 14:46
  • I am not sure it works this way, but at least no harm. But it should work. – Pilot6 Jul 30 '15 at 14:53

I downloaded skype for linux from its website. https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/

Then ran command sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb

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