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hanzj
April 24th, 2009, 09:27 AM
I've just upgraded from 8.10 to version 9.04. How do i install skype? I tried

sudo apt-get install skype

but got

Package skype is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source


Help.

Sef
April 24th, 2009, 09:28 AM
Are you using a 32-bit or 64-bit system?

hanzj
April 24th, 2009, 09:30 AM
32 bit.

http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/ubuntu-904-officially-released-available-for-free-download-20090423/ says that Ubuntu 9.04 includes latest Skype.
I'm puzzled.

hanzj
April 24th, 2009, 09:31 AM
FYI: http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/choose/ doesn't have Ubuntu 9.04 yet.

Trekrider58
April 24th, 2009, 11:29 AM
FYI: http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/choose/ doesn't have Ubuntu 9.04 yet.

I installed under 8.04 with no problems, upgraded to 8.10 and Skype stopped working, just upgraded to 9.04 and it works again :P

stwschool
April 24th, 2009, 11:45 AM
I installed the 8.04 version from http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/choose/ in 8.10 so would hazard a guess that it'd be fine in 9.04 as well.

Edit: D'oh, just remembered I installed it on my boss's laptop on 9.04 and it worked fine.

meeples
April 24th, 2009, 11:47 AM
i installed skype on jaunty from theyre website last night and it works great :D

kiwisparkles
May 3rd, 2009, 06:09 PM
Have you enabled third party software in the software sources? I wasn't aware that you could install skype through apt... (am still on 8.04 here)

d3v1us
May 19th, 2009, 12:57 AM
I just installed 9.04 64-bit. I'm having trouble getting Skype installed though, any ideas?

Miljet
May 19th, 2009, 01:12 AM
If you go to software sources and enable medibunti under "third party software." Then you can use synaptic or apt-get in the terminal to install Skype.

I just installed it on my new Jaunty machine to make sure it worked.

Paqman
May 19th, 2009, 01:19 AM
If you go to software sources and enable medibunti under "third party software." Then you can use synaptic or apt-get in the terminal to install Skype.


More info about Medibuntu (http://www.medibuntu.org/).

Damned if I can get my microphone to work in Skype on Jaunty though.

Shriner
May 19th, 2009, 01:34 AM
If you go to software sources and enable medibunti under "third party software." Then you can use synaptic or apt-get in the terminal to install Skype
I have it enabled and am unable to install Skype......It was working, after upgrading to JJ (original install was on 8.10) but it just disappeared after rebooting my lappy.

UPDATE: I just noticed that the authentication key had failed.....updated according to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu and install was allowed

Miljet
May 19th, 2009, 01:37 AM
I'm sorry, I should have given more explicit instructions. Here are the instructions for 9.04 (Jaunty).

Open a terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal). Copy the following code and paste it into the terminal.


sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/jaunty.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Then to get the GPG key


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

And finally


apt-get install skype

After it installs, you can find Skype under Applications -> Internet -> Skype

Hope this helps.

mattalexx
May 19th, 2009, 03:11 AM
If you go to software sources and enable medibunti under "third party software."

I'm not seeing "medibuntu".

EDIT: Nevermind, we were writing at the same time.

Arup
May 19th, 2009, 03:17 AM
Skype works very well here on x64 Jaunty installed via medibuntu repos. Make sure to set the default audio to your hardware and not PULSE and give Skype an inbound port.

Arup
May 19th, 2009, 03:17 AM
I'm not seeing "medibuntu".

Go to www.medibuntu.org and check on repository how to.

MontelEdwards
May 19th, 2009, 03:18 AM
Simply enter these commands in terminal

wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb

and then run

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb


But it is also a good idea to install medibuntu repositories because they give you great applications like Adobe Reader and other crap.

rlj399
May 22nd, 2009, 04:32 AM
Skype works very well here on x64 Jaunty installed via medibuntu repos. Make sure to set the default audio to your hardware and not PULSE and give Skype an inbound port.


how do i give skype an inbound port?

shanti.satellite
May 27th, 2009, 02:43 AM
Hey -- I need some help with Skype, too. Before I go any further, I need to put out the disclaimer that I know almost NOTHING about Ubuntu, and tech jargon is extremely confusing to me. If you have an explanation to offer, please use very rudimentary terms.

Okay, so I have the Skype software installed properly, but when I try to make a call, I get a 'Problem with Audio Playback' message. After some investigating (http://skype.com/help/guides/soundsetup_linux.html), I think I've figured out the origin of the problem... Skype natively supports OSS, but my system uses ALSA. So, I need to install an OSS emulator, right? My question, then, is: How do I install an OSS emulator?

I asked on a different forum, and I was simply told to "use my package manager and search for OSS." I did that, and ended up finding and installing package oss-compat version 0.0.4.

But Skype still won't work. :|

Anyone have some guidance? Thanks!!

slowtrain
December 13th, 2009, 05:21 PM
I've tried a couple ways of putting medibuntu (and its authentication) in my software sources, including the command line suggested at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu as well as instructions that put the necessary information into the Software Sources GUI. This seems to work--medibuntu becomes a 3rd party software source in the GUI. And, I get no error messages when I update my software. But, I just don't see Skype in Synaptic after all this. Interestingly, I don't see Skype listed in the Medibuntu packages list here: http://packages.medibuntu.org/jaunty/index.html. On the other hand, I don't see some other packages that are supposed to be part of Medibuntu either such as libdvdcss2. Wish I knew what was going on--is Skype no longer a part of Medibuntu, or is there something wrong w/ my Medibuntu repository install?

I'm on a 64-bit version of Jaunty. Perhaps complicating this, I'm also running Ubuntu within Windows using VirtualBox (though I can't seem to get Skype either for my work desktop, which has Medibuntu installed).

macmaster
December 13th, 2009, 05:29 PM
I tried installing skype 8.04 on ubuntu 9.10 and it had some error messages, i rebooted the computer and it showed another error message, i went into terminal and typed in "sudo apt-get install -f" and it solved the problem. Sorry if someone else has said this I just joined and haven't had time to read the replys. :)

Hope i helped, btw skype isn't in the ubuntu software centre so that might be why it wouldn't install.

slowtrain
December 13th, 2009, 06:22 PM
hi macmaster: i'll bite. the -f option sounds like a good idea--it'll fix broken dependencies, which should help if there are missing packages in your installation.

i'm curious, were you able to install skype via the medibuntu repositories?

prj44
February 1st, 2010, 07:57 PM
Well, I have followed each of these instructions. Some have worked, some have not. The net result is that I don't have Skype installed.
Could somebody please point to a complete set of instructions that are explained somewhat. Blindly typing in code that doesn't work is ... unsettling.

slowtrain
February 1st, 2010, 09:26 PM
prj44: I got Skype working, but by downloading the Debian package from skype.com and then double-clicking it to activate the debian gui installer. Am still surprised I didn't find it in Medibuntu (or perhaps I don't have the right restricted software activated in Medibuntu?)

LowSky
February 1st, 2010, 09:30 PM
Medibuntu doesn't have skype in it's repos anymore. You have to get it from Skype.com

slowtrain
February 1st, 2010, 09:38 PM
Huh, well that explains a lot. I wonder why Medibuntu decided not to carry Skype any longer?