Skype not installable on trusty

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at
Fri Jan 15 16:39:57 UTC 2016


On 15.01.2016 08:32, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
> On 2016-01-15 17:27, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
>> On 2016-01-07 07:45, Daniel Holbach wrote:
>>> on two trusty installations in my family skype is not installable
>>> anymore. This blocked updates and further package installations on those
>>> machines. Upon searching the internet for more clues I saw that others
>>> had the problem too.
>>> I couldn't quite figure what the problem was, but it looked like
>>> different available versions on i386 and amd64? Does anyone have an idea
>>> what the problem might be and how to fix it?
>> Skype is only available for 32 bits, so if you have 64 bits
>> installations, you need to enable multiarch:
>> sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
>> sudo apt-get update
> Or possibly you hit

No, the bug is separate:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 skype-bin:i386 : Depends: libqtwebkit4:i386 (>= 2.2~2011week36) but it
is not going to be installed
                  Depends: libgl1-mesa-glx:i386
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

It's 3 trusty installations. skype was installed before and some weeks
ago, apt updates started being broken because of the above. Removing
skype "fixed" it, but it could not be reinstalled anymore.

Have a great day,

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