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geek in training
January 16th, 2010, 02:08 AM
Hi all, I'm running 9.10 64-bit ubuntu. I'm fairly new to Linux, so this might be completely simple and I'm just overlooking the cause of the problem.

I've downloaded Skype from http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64

When I try double clicking the .deb file to run it, it doesn't work. I get the print out of Could not open 'skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.47-1_amd64.deb The package might be corrupted or you are not allowed to open the file. Check the permissions of the file.

I don't understand why this won't work for me now. I installed this about a week ago on an identical machine without any hiccups at all.

When I tried to install from terminal, I got the readout

Selecting previously deselected package skype.
(Reading database ... 178035 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking skype (from skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.47-1_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg-deb (subprocess): short read in buffer_copy (failed to write to pipe in copy)
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste returned error exit status 2
dpkg: error processing skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.47-1_amd64.deb (--install):
short read in buffer_copy (backend dpkg-deb during `./usr/bin/skype')
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Errors were encountered while processing:

Thanks in advance!

January 16th, 2010, 04:36 AM
try another copy of the deb. or try,

sudo gdebi <filename>

geek in training
January 16th, 2010, 04:48 PM
The new deb file worked fine. Installation was smooth. Thanks!