I used the following Terminal command to install Skype: "sudo apt update && sudo apt install skype", as advised in this tutorial. But at the end of the installation attempt it says it was unable to locate the package Skype

Any ideas?

Thanks guys,

  • 1
    The first item in that tutorial is about enabling Canonical Partners. Did you do that? Jun 20, 2016 at 1:11
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    In addition to @GunnarHjalmarsson's wise advice, make sure you're typing skype in all lowercase letters. It's case-sensitive, and will not find the package Skype (with a capital "S") even if the package skype is available Jun 20, 2016 at 1:23

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Just write it on terminal

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

I just tested it here, it works.

  • In Ubuntu Studio 18.04 it would be skypeforlinux
    – androsfat
    Dec 31, 2018 at 13:26

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