cannot install skype package

Asked by Steve on 2009-10-05

http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu
Version 8.04 - the hardy heron
Skype version - skype-ubuntu-hardy_2.1.0.47-1_386(5).deb

I cannot install skype from this website - could anyone help please?
It downloaded successfully but will not install sometimes giving the message architecture is wrong.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: lpia
Date: Mon Oct 5 18:16:01 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.7+nobinonly+nb1-0ubuntu0.8.04.1netbook0belmont1 [modified: usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins/yahoo.xml]
PackageArchitecture: lpia
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-22-lpia i686
UnreportableReason: This is not a genuine Ubuntu package

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2009-10-05
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2009-10-06

This question was originally filed as bug #443305.

Steve (stephenneilgordon) said : #1
Brian Murray (brian-murray) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug.

zvacet (ivicakolic) said : #3

You downloaded deb package and you are using lpia architecturee.That is why you are get errors.Maybe http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-979458.html will work for you.Or http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=962835

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