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Thread: problem installing skype on ubuntu 12.04

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2013

    problem installing skype on ubuntu 12.04

    Hi all!

    I need some help and I hope that someone will have the answer.

    Yesterday, I installed skype on ubuntu 12.04 but after rebooting skype a couple of times I experienced a bug, basically it crashed, so I did some search on the net and I used the following commands to remove the app (which is impossible to find in "ubuntu software center"):

    sudo apt-get remove skype
    sudo apt-get remove skype-bin
    sudo apt-get purge skype
    sudo apt-get autoremove

    after I used these commands, I tried to reinstall the app which I downloaded from skype website (.deb file). I got these lines back (unable to reinstall the app)

    Unpacking skype:i386 (from .../skype-ubuntu-precise_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg: error processing /home/xxxx/Downloads/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb (--install):
    trying to overwrite '/usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/skype.png', which is also in package skype3.0.0.93-mt 1-2
    dpkg-deb (subprocess): data: internal gzip write error: Broken pipe
    dpkg-deb: error: subprocess <decompress> returned error exit status 2
    dpkg-deb (subprocess): failed in write on buffer copy for failed to write to pipe in copy: Broken pipe
    Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
    Errors were encountered while processing:

    Please need help! I use skype daily at work.

    Thanks in advance!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005

    Re: problem installing skype on ubuntu 12.04

    If you enable the canonical-partner repos in your software-sources you can install skype through the normal channels and it may resolve your problems.

    Go to the Other Software tab and tick the box, then refrersh; job done hopefully.

    PS: I suggest you try to use synaptic package manager rather than software-centre; it is by far the better package manager of those available, in my opinion.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 16.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info


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