Skype on Ubuntu 9.X version

Karl Auer kauer at
Thu Jun 4 13:42:51 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-06-04 at 18:57 +0530, Chaman Singh Verma wrote:
> Has anybody tried installing Skype on Ubuntu 9.X on 64 bit machine ?
> It seems that Ubuntu site
> provides software for 7.04-8.04 version and when I tried installing
> *.deb file, it says wrong architecture.
> Can someone give some hints ?

With many 32 bit packages, just telling the package manager to ignore
the architecture dependency will result in a running prog on a 64bit
system. But it may not, and certainly invalidates the software's
warranty :-)

For dpkg it's "--force-architecture".

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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