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output by uscI tried installing Skype by using two methods: Synaptic and Ubuntu Software Center, but it shows an error and it's not working.

skype install ubuntu error

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For skype installation, if your system is 64 bit you need to enable 32 bit support. To enable multi-arch support, run the following commands in the terminal. Note: if you have already done that then no need to run this

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install -y ia32-libs

Then download skype from their website for Ubuntu 12.04 multiarch.deb. The latest skype version (4.3.0.37) has some bug fixes and updates.

After downloading, open the terminal and go where the deb has been downloaded:

cd /path/to/directory/

Install the skype deb file:

sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

Install the missing dependecies:

sudo apt-get -f install

That's it.

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  • can u give another idea?
    – mukul
    Aug 28, 2016 at 10:39
  • i hv added output shown by usc
    – mukul
    Aug 28, 2016 at 10:43
  • Try running sudo apt-get install -y ia32-libs and then follow the steps again.
    – SAGAR Nair
    Aug 28, 2016 at 11:00
  • not workin terminal writes ( u hv held broken package)
    – mukul
    Aug 28, 2016 at 11:13
  • Screenshot of the terminal o/p
    – SAGAR Nair
    Aug 28, 2016 at 11:52

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