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

  • Do you have all repositories enabled in Software & Updates? – TheWanderer Aug 27 '16 at 15:11

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 ( 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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  • thanks Mr. Bhooshan but its not working. – mukul Aug 28 '16 at 10:38
  • can u give another idea? – mukul Aug 28 '16 at 10:39
  • i hv added output shown by usc – mukul Aug 28 '16 at 10:43
  • Try running sudo apt-get install -y ia32-libs and then follow the steps again. – SAGAR Nair Aug 28 '16 at 11:00
  • not workin terminal writes ( u hv held broken package) – mukul Aug 28 '16 at 11:13

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