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dbee
October 30th, 2008, 12:47 PM
Trying to install skype. It's a pain in the a**. Won't work from repo or from the .deb on the skype site ...




babo@eire:~/Desktop$ sudo dpkg -i skype*.deb
(Reading database ... 178866 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking skype (from skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb (--install):
trying to overwrite `/usr/share/icons/skype.png', which is also in package skype-common
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb

babo@eire:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get remove skype
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package skype is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 91 not upgraded.

babo@eire:~/Desktop$ sudo mv /usr/share/icons/skype.png ~/.Trash

babo@eire:~/Desktop$ sudo dpkg -i --force-all skype*.deb
(Reading database ... 178866 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking skype (from skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
trying to overwrite `/usr/share/icons/skype.png', which is also in package skype-common
dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
trying to overwrite `/usr/share/skype/lang/skype_et.ts', which is also in package skype-common
dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
..........

babo@eire:~/Desktop$ skype
skype: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libQtNetwork.so.4: undefined symbol: _ZN14QObjectPrivate15checkWindowRoleEv



Anyone got any ideas ?

burnhero
October 30th, 2008, 08:56 PM
Getting same error here. Tried to install Skype for Windows using Wine as a work around with no success! Almost thinking of going back to Hardy Haron.

ww711
October 30th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Try


apt-get purge skype

I'm currently running the latest version of skype 2.0.0.72 and ii 8.10 with gnome. It's working fine for me.

I went through the same process to install


sudo dpkg -i skype*.deb

At first it threw some errors about needing some libraries, that I didn't have. After installing the relevant libraries, it's work fine.

burnhero
October 30th, 2008, 09:49 PM
I cleared my cache and redownloaded the .deb for Skype. I used the commands above in the terminal to install, and now I'm good as gold!

ww711, you rock!

dbee
October 31st, 2008, 04:00 PM
darn. i purged skype but forgot to include it in the code paste.

Still doesn't work. Found the same solution on the net as well and a purge worked.

bummer.

what to do if a purge doesn't work ... ??

pinguy
October 31st, 2008, 05:00 PM
Same problem here, I did have skype installed but it kept on showing the update for it, everytime I tried to install the update I would get:

trying to overwrite `/usr/share/icons/skype.png', which is also in package skype-common
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
So I un-installed it and tried re-installing and I kept on getting the same message.

I went into /usr/share/icons/ and deleted the skype.png and tried re-installing but I kept on getting the same message. I wish I didn't un-install it now but theres not alot I can do about it now.

If it didn't take me so long to setup Ubuntu 8.10 I would just do an fresh install, as I did have it installed at one point.

I have ran out of ideas to try, I might try and live without it for a week and see if theres an update for it.

pinguy
November 5th, 2008, 09:59 PM
Got it working.

What I did was install Wajig and did a force install of skype.


sudo apt-get install wajig

To open the GUI tool use the following command


gjig

Once it opens you should see the following screen

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/images/clean/12.png

Now type skype into package(s) box and the click Force Install

Konsumkind
February 14th, 2010, 02:58 PM
It's an ancient thread, though since I just had the same problem:
You need to purge the skype-common package.


sudo apt-get purge skype-common

The installation will work without problems afterwards.