View Full Version : [ubuntu] Skypes claims not to like my comp. architecture

August 24th, 2008, 02:04 AM
I have a Macbook 3,1 (Intel Core 2 Duo) with Ubuntu Hardy 64-bit installed. On the Skype website, when I downloaded the .deb for the Linux version, the package installer gives "Error: Wrong architecture 'i386.'" Is there some way around this? It seems odd that a program would require a 32-bit system and not work in a 64-bit system.

Sam Lars
August 24th, 2008, 02:35 AM
You can do

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture package.deb
and it will install a 32-bit package.
It's a good idea to also install getlibs (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=474790) to make sure you have the right libraries for the package.