Installing Skype on Ubuntu
Not sure anyone really has a problem with this BUT I thought I’d post it anyway. The only “problem” I had were a few Skype dependencies that Ubuntu 10.04 didn’t already have installed.
1 – Open a terminal (I usally call it a command shell or shell)sudo -i
2 – Type in your password so you can work as “root”
3 – apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libqtgui4 libaudio2
* I noticed these dependencies not installed on my machine
4 – Download Skype: wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-32
5 – dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-intrepid_188.8.131.52-1_i386.deb
6 – From a command shell type: skype
Hi! I’ve tried all and it doesnt work, when i run the .deb file directly from the browser after download it asks me for my adminitrative password and it says its incorrect, which is wrong because in the shell i have no problem (I’m not writing it wrong, really) anyways it shows me error when I type dpkg -1 skype-ubuntu_184.108.40.206-1_i386.deb , says “errors were encountered while procesing”.. im using the latest ubuntu 32 bit with gnome graphics, and im new at it so please help
When I did the blog about Skype I don’t think they had it included in the software installation area of Ubuntu. Ubuntu has a “Software Center” now I think, it’s on the program menu somewhere…I don’t have Ubuntu running on this machine or I’d look quickly but I’m sure you’ve seen it. There you can simply type in “skype” and it’ll show it in a list, you can select it and it’ll install it for you! It can’t get any easier :-) I also emailed you and asked if you still needed help.
Also – a comment about the administrative password, it might be asking you for your current users password, quite often that’s how it works if you’re not running as root and it’s the user you created when installing the system. It puts that user in the sudoers file and allows you to elevate your privileges so you can install apps and administer the system.
Finally – technically you ARE TYPING IT WRONG ha ha, according to your command you’re typing in a number 1 after dpkg, it should be an i, like “the EYE of the tiger”.
The command is: dpkg -i NOT dpkg -1
…an honest oversight, I do that stuff all the time! :-)
I just figured this out I think. If you followed my instructions “exactly” to the letter you’ve probably got a different download. I should have said just run this command instead: dpkg -i skype*.deb
This would install whatever file version that’s current. I see the current one is “skype-ubuntu_220.127.116.11-1_i386.deb”…so when you ran the command: dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-intrepid_18.104.22.168-1_i386.deb
…It WON’T WORK because you have a different version :p
Whatever you don DON’T Skype me now that you’ve got it all figured out ha ha. Another thing you could do is install Skype (probably a stable release) from the software finder (or whatever it’s called in Debian these days). Just type in “Skype” and it’ll come up, then click “install” I think it says. Easy as that ;)
Linux Mint 11
Hey! It all worked without a hitch until I got to step 5. Why does it show me this:
dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-intrepid_22.214.171.124-1_i386.debdpkg: error processing skype-ubuntu-intrepid_126.96.36.199-1_i386.deb (–install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
Am I missing a step? I know I am a “Newb of sorts”, so go easy on me… :P
What operating system are you using?