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    Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    I have heard that Skype is available for Linux. Yet I don't see it on Ubuntu 13.04 and don't see it in the Software Center. Is there any way to get Skype for Ubuntu Linux 13.04? Thanks!

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    If you're running 64bit Ubuntu, then run this command first:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    You need to go into Software Sources to enable the Partner Repositories. In Software Center, go to Edit > Software Sources > Other Software and enable the two "Canonical Partners" checkboxes. Once done, exit, and update your repository info:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Skype should show up.

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    If you're running 64bit Ubuntu, then run this command first:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    Is this some equivalent to "apt-get install ia32-libs"? Which is better?

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    Well Skype is multiarch, which means the same package is used for both 32 and 64bit systems.

    More info here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    Have a word for my problem?

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    Just enabling the partner repository should pull down all the necessary 32bit libs to work on 64bit. It did for me.
    $> cd /pub
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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    Helo Dip, I'm a bit geek with linux and ubuntu, I have read these instructions but it is not working pls see what it wrote back to me:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    skype : Depends: skype-bin
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    I don know and how to run skype at the end, I have HP probook i3, with Intel's HD4000? Thank in advance

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jovanontherun View Post
    Helo Dip, I'm a bit geek with linux and ubuntu, I have read these instructions but it is not working pls see what it wrote back to me:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    skype : Depends: skype-bin
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    I don know and how to run skype at the end, I have HP probook i3, with Intel's HD4000? Thank in advance
    Try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove skype
    Add partner repository (if not already done).

    Then:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install skype
    This should pull down all the necessary dependencies. Installing skype from the Skype website will not do that.

    Hope this helps.
    $> cd /pub
    $> more beer

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    Hi Tim,

    It does not work see the msg:

    Reading package lists... Done
    jovan@jovan-HP-ProBook-4540s:~$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
    jovan@jovan-HP-ProBook-4540s:~$ sudo apt-get install skype
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package skype:i386 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source


    E: Package 'skype:i386' has no installation candidate
    jovan@jovan-HP-ProBook-4540s:~$

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    The simplest way to install skype on ubuntu is to go to www.skype.com > downloads > choose your distro then select ubuntu 12.04 (multiarch) and it should open in the ubuntu software center, click install enter your password and run skype.

    Also if you're on a 64-bit system, and need the 32-bit libraries for the gtk theme, just download them from the terminal
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
    Last edited by Nolix; May 15th, 2013 at 08:25 PM.

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