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    skype in ubuntu software centre?

    I have a couple of machines testing 12.04 beta 2 updated and neither is showing skype in ubuntu software centre.
    In update manager 'settings' and then 'other software' tab, I see that partner software is not enabled by default.
    However, when I check it to enable, I see that the partner software is then enabled, and in fact also then uncommented in /etc/(whatever) sources list, but, after a refesh then skype still does not seem to be offered. I am told elsewhere that it was believed skype was added to the partners list a couple of days ago.

    Is this a bug?

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    Re: skype in ubuntu software centre?

    It is not a bug. Skype is not in precise repo yet. You can download and install .deb from skype.com

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    Re: skype in ubuntu software centre?

    Installing Skype from partner repos worked for me when I just tried it.


    Code:
    sudo apt-get install skype
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      skype-bin:i386
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      skype skype-bin:i386
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 2,234 B/23.6 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 29.4 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
    Get:1 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner skype amd64 2.2.0.35-0precise2 [2,234 B]
    Fetched 2,234 B in 0s (3,191 B/s)  
    Selecting previously unselected package skype-bin:i386.
    (Reading database ... 317028 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking skype-bin:i386 (from .../skype-bin_2.2.0.35-0precise2_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously unselected package skype.
    Unpacking skype (from .../skype_2.2.0.35-0precise2_amd64.deb) ...
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
    Setting up skype-bin:i386 (2.2.0.35-0precise2) ...
    Setting up skype (2.2.0.35-0precise2) ...
    Code:
     cat /etc/lsb-release
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu precise (development branch)"

    Seems to work ok.
    Last edited by alphacrucis2; April 4th, 2012 at 01:05 PM.

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    Re: skype in ubuntu software centre?

    Quote Originally Posted by alphacrucis2 View Post
    Installing Skype from partner repos worked for me when I just tried it.
    So it will presumably also work for me when using apt-get, thanks.
    However, what is different about the ubuntu software centre that skype is not showing up?

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    Re: skype in ubuntu software centre?

    Quote Originally Posted by candtalan View Post
    So it will presumably also work for me when using apt-get, thanks.
    However, what is different about the ubuntu software centre that skype is not showing up?

    It may be related to this:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/35124...-package-means

    I guess you could manually download the deb package and try double clicking on it from nautilus and see what usc makes of it.

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    Re: skype in ubuntu software centre?

    Quote Originally Posted by candtalan View Post
    I have a couple of machines testing 12.04 beta 2 updated and neither is showing skype in ubuntu software centre.
    In update manager 'settings' and then 'other software' tab, I see that partner software is not enabled by default.
    However, when I check it to enable, I see that the partner software is then enabled, and in fact also then uncommented in /etc/(whatever) sources list, but, after a refesh then skype still does not seem to be offered. I am told elsewhere that it was believed skype was added to the partners list a couple of days ago.

    Is this a bug?
    It's listed under my SC right now I've had partner activated for a while and maybe a recent update has brought it in.
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