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#1 2012-04-15 22:15:38

francois.e
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From: Montréal, Québec
Registered: 2012-03-03
Posts: 85

Howto install skype

Looking for a way to install skype, I found the advice of  ghosthunter007 (post 36) in following dusty thread very useful :
http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … te/page/2/

1) download skype:
http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-sky … ter/linux/

2) install skype:

root@crunchbang:/home/fl/downloads# dpkg -i skype-debian_2.2.0.35-1_i386.deb

Notes:
1.You might need libxss1 package.
2.Edited following comment of kbmonkey

Last edited by francois.e (2012-06-15 13:50:43)

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#2 2012-04-15 22:56:47

pvsage
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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Howto install skype

Are you having trouble with this?  Is this a Help & Support question or a how-to for Tips, Tricks & Scripts?

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#3 2012-04-16 13:25:42

kbmonkey
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From: South Africa
Registered: 2011-01-14
Posts: 879
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Re: Howto install skype

Your step #2 does the same as #3. Oh and you can double-click the .deb setup file if you use a mouse and a graphical window manager, just for your information smile

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#4 2012-04-18 15:49:32

francois.e
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From: Montréal, Québec
Registered: 2012-03-03
Posts: 85

Re: Howto install skype

pvsage wrote:

Are you having trouble with this?  Is this a Help & Support question or a how-to for Tips, Tricks & Scripts?

I needed it. Its good to have the procedure at hand. Aging and Alzheimers disease go hand in hand.

I did not reopened the thread on skype because you closed it last may:
http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … te/page/2/

You are right this is a Help & Support question or a how-to for Tips,

Last edited by francois.e (2012-04-18 15:54:55)

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#5 2012-04-18 15:52:40

francois.e
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From: Montréal, Québec
Registered: 2012-03-03
Posts: 85

Re: Howto install skype

kbmonkey wrote:

Your step #2 does the same as #3. Oh and you can double-click the .deb setup file if you use a mouse and a graphical window manager, just for your information smile

Thanks for the information.

However, I had to do step 2 to get the missing dependency. Is there another way to do it?

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#6 2012-04-18 17:41:11

axcraig
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2011-02-05
Posts: 100

Re: Howto install skype

I just added the official repository:

deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free

and

sudo apt-get install skype

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#7 2012-04-18 20:08:35

ivanovnegro
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From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: Howto install skype

Normally you get the .deb form the Skype site and install it graphically with Gdebi or with dpkg from the command line.

@axcraig: I think this repo is also outdated and installs an older version.

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#8 2012-04-19 10:50:05

axcraig
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Registered: 2011-02-05
Posts: 100

Re: Howto install skype

@ivanovnegro. Thanks I'll double check the versions when I get home.

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#9 2012-04-19 15:55:25

axcraig
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Registered: 2011-02-05
Posts: 100

Re: Howto install skype

Correct, the version from the repo quoted above is not the latest version.

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#10 2012-06-12 20:39:21

twapru
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Registered: 2012-06-04
Posts: 25

Re: Howto install skype

Hi,
Tried the two different methods, but I got error messages:


sudo dpkg -i skype-debian_2.2.0.35-1_amd64.deb
Selecting previously deselected package skype.
(Reading database ... 98843 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking skype (from skype-debian_2.2.0.35-1_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
skype depends on lib32stdc++6 (>= 4.1.1-21); however:
  Package lib32stdc++6 is not installed.
skype depends on lib32asound2 (>> 1.0.14); however:
  Package lib32asound2 is not installed.
skype depends on ia32-libs; however:
  Package ia32-libs is not installed.
skype depends on libc6-i386 (>= 2.7-1); however:
  Package libc6-i386 is not installed.
skype depends on lib32gcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1-21+ia32.libs.1.19); however:
  Package lib32gcc1 is not installed.
skype depends on ia32-libs-gtk; however:
  Package ia32-libs-gtk is not installed.
dpkg: error processing skype (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
skype

What goes wrong?
Thanks,
Twapru

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#11 2012-06-12 20:42:36

TitanMech
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From: Blue Zone 3
Registered: 2011-08-28
Posts: 930

Re: Howto install skype

@twapru

Your output says you're missing packages.
Try downloading and installing the missing packages then try skype again.

Last edited by TitanMech (2012-06-12 20:46:47)

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#12 2012-06-12 21:23:49

ivanovnegro
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From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: Howto install skype

Maybe try it with Gdebi, right click on the .deb and open with Gdebi, it should install the required dependencies automatically.

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#13 2012-06-12 21:42:28

twapru
Member
Registered: 2012-06-04
Posts: 25

Re: Howto install skype

[solved for me] installed the missing packages and that did the job. learning stuff!
no video from my webcam though. Ah well, not to worry.
UPDATE: Wecam working now!

Last edited by twapru (2012-06-16 07:47:19)

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#14 2012-09-13 19:34:31

moujik
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Registered: 2012-04-13
Posts: 6

Re: Howto install skype

aptitude is quite amazing! I got errors as well after installing, so I tried installing the first missing package, and it asked me to remove skype as a solution, I said no, then it suggested to installing the rest of the missing packages. Yes, please!!

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#15 2013-01-16 09:10:12

gebeer
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Registered: 2013-01-11
Posts: 12

Re: Howto install skype

I am on a 64bit install of #! Waldorf and installing Skype here isn't that easy.

Fortunately there is a Debian howto on that topic: http://wiki.debian.org/skype

Strictly following that didn't give me success because of missing dependencies.

Here are the steps that got me Skype installed successfully:

# dpkg --add-architecture i386

# apt-get update

# apt-get -f install

After that I downloaded Skype from here: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-sky … ter/linux/
(choose Debian 7.0 multiarch)

Then I installed it the GUI way with right-click -> Install with GDebi

All good.

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#16 2013-01-20 14:35:50

twodogs
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From: Saint Cloud, Florida
Registered: 2009-06-08
Posts: 129

Re: Howto install skype

gebeer wrote:

I am on a 64bit install of #! Waldorf and installing Skype here isn't that easy.

Fortunately there is a Debian howto on that topic: http://wiki.debian.org/skype

Strictly following that didn't give me success because of missing dependencies.

Here are the steps that got me Skype installed successfully:

# dpkg --add-architecture i386

# apt-get update

# apt-get -f install

After that I downloaded Skype from here: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-sky … ter/linux/
(choose Debian 7.0 multiarch)

Then I installed it the GUI way with right-click -> Install with GDebi

All good.

Thank you very much!


Lenovo B575 Laptop, 8G Memory 750G Hard Drive and #! CrunchBang Linux!

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#17 2015-02-23 17:27:37

typewriterjason
#! Junkie
Registered: 2011-08-28
Posts: 257

Re: Howto install skype

Hey all, I'm trying this today with a Lenovo t410 ThinkPad and I'm getting the error: Cannot install 'libc6:i386' when I try to install the .deb file I get from Skype.

Should I try an older version of Skype maybe? I tried fighting with installing that libc6:i386 myself, with no success in terms of installing skype...


Fortune favors the bold.
#! WALDORF
Asus EEEPC 1001PXD | Lenovo ThinkPad t410

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#18 2015-02-23 18:57:19

g33zr
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From: Never Never Land
Registered: 2013-02-19
Posts: 635

Re: Howto install skype

There's a fair amount of information about it here. Check out libc6:i386 or search the forums or with your favorite search engine.  smile


It's never too late to learn something new! wink

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#19 2015-02-23 19:02:38

Head_on_a_Stick
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From: A world of pure imagination
Registered: 2014-01-21
Posts: 4,797

Re: Howto install skype

https://wiki.debian.org/skype

Never tried it, haven't even read the page but it's from the Debian wiki so it's worth a go...

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#20 2015-02-24 12:41:09

ferenc
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Registered: 2012-11-20
Posts: 69

Re: Howto install skype

hi,

you could just delete this dependency by deleting it from the package config file. You need to decompress the deb, edit, re-compress and install. Usually it works in the end.

This worked once for me (and for Google earth) may not work again: put if it fails, just purge it. Google for it.

Otherwise, add architecture, update and -f install should do the trick.

f

Last edited by ferenc (2015-02-24 12:41:33)

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#21 2015-02-24 13:00:08

g33zr
#! Die Hard
From: Never Never Land
Registered: 2013-02-19
Posts: 635

Re: Howto install skype

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

https://wiki.debian.org/skype

Never tried it, haven't even read the page but it's from the Debian wiki so it's worth a go...

Yes, this works. I've used this info several times in the past while installing Skype on #! or Debian.  smile


It's never too late to learn something new! wink

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