Skype not installable on trusty

João M. S. Silva joao.m.santos.silva at
Fri Jan 15 16:46:02 UTC 2016

I'm just guessing: is it one of those cases in which you can install the 
missing dependencies with "sudo apt-get install -f"?

João M. S. Silva

On 01/15/2016 04:39 PM, Daniel Holbach wrote:
> Hello,
> 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,
>   Daniel

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