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    I Cant Install Skype???

    Hey I just updated 8.04 and now when i downloaded skype it said under the package installer STATUS: Error wrong architecture 'i386'


    although on skypes website it did say Ubuntu 7.04 so how do i get it to work on 8.04
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    Re: I Cant Install Skype???

    I'll bet your running the 64-bit version of Ubuntu. Am I right?

    Have a look at this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ighlight=skype
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    Re: I Cant Install Skype???

    Are you using 64-bit Ubuntu version? You can force 32-bit packages to install by:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture your_skype_package.deb
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    Re: I Cant Install Skype???

    can you kind of tell me how to do that im kind of new and yes its the 64 bit edition thanks

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    Re: I Cant Install Skype???

    it works thanks so so much guys so helpful thanks

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    Re: I Cant Install Skype???

    Quote Originally Posted by goforlinux View Post
    can you kind of tell me how to do that im kind of new and yes its the 64 bit edition thanks
    Click on this link to download the Skype Ubuntu version and save it on your Desktop.

    Assuming you had successfully downloaded the file linked above, perform the following steps below using your terminal:

    Change Directory to your Desktop:

    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop
    Force install the skype pakcage:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb
    That should do it.

    EDIT: Just ignore this post, late reply.
    Steady movement is more important than speed, much of the time. So long as there is a regular progression of Stimuli to get your mental hooks into, there is room for lateral movement. Once this begins, its rate is a matter of discretion.

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    Re: I Cant Install Skype???

    anyway... a better way to install Skype is to add skype's repo into apt.
    This way, we will also get updates automatically. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype

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