Where can i download skype for ubuntu

Asked by artenza on 2008-01-20

Hi there...l have a problem, l cannot download skype on ubuntu....do anybody know how can l do that? I just tried the Debian Packet but it didn't work...

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Answered
For:
Ubuntu Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
2008-01-22
Last reply:
2008-10-05

This question was reopened

artenza (tenci82) said : #1

ooops yes that was all in fact...can anybody help me?

artenza (tenci82) said : #2

ooops yes that was all in fact...can anybody help me?

Christoph Langner (chrissss) said : #3

There is a package for Ubuntu, get it here

http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/linux/

or here if you prefer the beta version, which can do video conferencing

http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/linux/beta/

CU
Christoph

artenza (tenci82) said : #4

l tried that, it doesn't work. l saved the packet too and with double-click tried to open it...but it hows always the same error...anyway thanks for your answer

Maybe this screencast will be very helpful for you - http://screencasts.ubuntu.com/Skype

artenza (tenci82) said : #6

sorry for the incovenience and the ignorance...but here l can't find how cal l download skype...

naufal (musp-student) said : #7

Hello,
Try this step;
Open the synaptic. ---> System --> Administration --> Synaptic
Search for 'Skype' and make sure you Look it in "Name"
Click the box to mark for installation and click apply..
Hope this helpfull...

artenza (tenci82) said : #8

doesn'h help either....

"sorry for the incovenience and the ignorance...but here l can't find how cal l download skype..."

→ Christoph Langner said 10 hours ago:

> There is a package for Ubuntu, get it here
>
> http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/linux/
>
> or here if you prefer the beta version, which can do video conferencing
>
> http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/linux/beta/
>
> CU
> Christoph

→ there are two links to download - you can choose stable release (Skype 1.4) or beta version of Skype 2.0 → just click on "Download now" → Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

naufal (musp-student) said : #10

hello,
can you post here what result or message appear after you tried those step?

artenza (tenci82) said : #11

no l don't have found yet any solution...l download it but l cannot install it...that's why l let it

"l download it but l cannot install it"
→ What do you mean by "cannot install" - describe your procedure, send error messages etc.

artenza (tenci82) said : #13

yes...l downloaded the Debian Packet and when l double click to begin installing it or open it...comes an error type libqt4-core l'm sorry but l don't understand much from linux and l don't have really much time to sit down and read all the instructions to find where the problem is..thanks for the help Mr. Trefny.

So copy (or move) that file (I mean the Debian Packet) to your home folder (to /home/user NOT in some subdirectory).
Run Terminal (Appliactions → Accesories → Terminal) and here type: "sudo dpkg -i name_of_downloaded_package.deb" (without quotation marks) and sent us full error output.

Christoph Langner (chrissss) said : #15

@artenza
What version of Ubuntu do you use? Dapper?

artenza (tenci82) said : #16

hi Christoph...l'm using ubuntu...l thought maybe should l download java runtime, but l tried it too and doesn't work too....well thanks all aof you for your help....

"l'm using ubuntu..."
→ Christoph asked you about version... If you don't know go to System → About Ubuntu and there is it written (e.g. Thank you for your interest in Ubuntu 7.10 - the Gutsy Gibbon - released in October 2007.).

"l download java runtime, but l tried it too and doesn't work too"
→ java is situated in repositories
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java

artenza (tenci82) said : #18

"l'm using ubuntu..."
→ Christoph asked you about version... If you don't know go to System → About Ubuntu and there is it written (e.g. Thank you for your interest in Ubuntu 7.10 - the Gutsy Gibbon - released in October 2007.).

Is exactly this version u mentioned...:-)

Marco Rodrigues (gothicx) said : #19

Go to menu System -> Administration -> Software Source, and active all the checkbox's in Ubuntu Software -> Downloadable from the Internet.

You should have multiverse (non-free) active to be able to install skype.

Charlie (info-accuhostpro) said : #20

when i go to download skype, it reaches my desktop but then i cant install it, that option is greyed out . . it says
Error: Wrong Architecture 'i386'

i notice on the skype website, underneath is says
    * Software requirements
    * Qt 4.2.1+
    * D-Bus 1.0.0
    * libasound2 1.0.12

how do i know if i have these on ubuntu?

help!

blodflekk (blodflekk) said : #21

I am having the same problem, here is the results from terminal I got:

dpkg: error processing skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb (--install):
 package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb

ScottDay (sday) said : #23

All, I had this problem so I just used the --force command with dpkg, hope this helps -- my skype was not working, and I was getting the:

dpkg: error processing skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb (--install):
 package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb

So, once I verified I had the right depends installed I fired off this little gem:

dpkg --force all -i skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb
dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
 package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Selecting previously deselected package skype.
(Reading database ... 115132 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking skype (from skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up skype (2.0.0.72-1) ...

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask artenza for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.