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    working skype/unmet dependencies

    So constantly when I'm trying to install something, I see the output telling me to do "sudo apt-get -f install" to fix some stuff and it never works.. Here's the output:

    robert@roberts-machine:~$ sudo apt-get autoclean
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    robert@roberts-machine:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Correcting dependencies... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    skype:i386
    The following packages will be upgraded:
    skype:i386
    1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 25 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 15.4 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 36.7 MB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
    Get:1 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner skype i386 4.1.0.20.0-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 [15.4 kB]
    Fetched 15.4 kB in 3s (4,149 B/s)
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:i386:
    skype-bin:i386 (4.1.0.20.0-0ubuntu0.12.04.2) breaks skype (<< 4.1.0.20.0-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) and is installed.
    Version of skype:i386 to be configured is 4.1.0.20-1.
    dpkg: error processing skype:i386 (--configure):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    skype:i386
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)


    The thing is Skype works perfectly so if by fixing that, I'll mess it up - maybe I'll leave it. I just don't know why it's messed up like that...

    Any input?

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    Re: working skype/unmet dependencies

    robnadeau13; Hi ! Welcome back.

    Not sure of the source of that problem. However try this and see what results;
    Terminal code:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure skype:i386
    Failing that might try to (un)install skype:i386 and (re)install it .

    just my opinion

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    Re: working skype/unmet dependencies

    Hi thanks for your response! That didn't work but at least you had an idea for me. I guess I'm going to have to uninstall it and reinstall it. I'll try that tomorrow. I wonder exactly what's happening. I've only been using linux for like 2 or 3 weeks.. So I'm very inexperienced however - looking at this line:

    skype-bin:i386 (4.1.0.20.0-0ubuntu0.12.04.2) breaks skype (<< 4.1.0.20.0-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) and is installed.
    Version of skype:i386 to be configured is 4.1.0.20-1.

    It looks like, and I may be wrong it's trying to configure an older version of skype than the version I have installed? So I wonder if I could tell it to ignore that version or get rid of the files from that version?
    I bet uninstalling and reinstalling will be the only way.. Thanks for your help!!


    robert@roberts-machine:~$ sudo dpkg --configure skype:i386
    [sudo] password for robert:
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:i386:
    skype-bin:i386 (4.1.0.20.0-0ubuntu0.12.04.2) breaks skype (<< 4.1.0.20.0-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) and is installed.
    Version of skype:i386 to be configured is 4.1.0.20-1.
    dpkg: error processing skype:i386 (--configure):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    skype:i386
    robert@roberts-machine:~$

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    Re: working skype/unmet dependencies

    robnadeau13;
    Sorry to have left you high and dry, Things came up I had to attend to, came back to my system all messed up, still putting it back together. (grand children ???) No biggy just an aggravation.
    Back to your situation. I agree, looks as if you have two instances of skype installed. To see what is on the system at this time do terminal code:
    Code:
    sudo apt-cache policy skype:i386
    see what it returns and go from there. Hopefully we will know which to (un)install,

    Try'n to help

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    Re: working skype/unmet dependencies

    i've seen this sort of thing before, try removing skype-bin:i386 and any other skype items, then install skype.



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