Skype on Precise x86_64

Marius Gedminas marius at
Fri Nov 9 09:10:09 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 05:42:21PM +0100, Joaquin Nadal Dura wrote:
> >>Yes I tried installing it from Ubuntu Software Center. I think it
> >>worked on 12.04 but it doesn't on a completely new installation of
> >>12.04.01 (not an upgrading).
> >
> >I did a fresh install of 12.04 (not 12.04.1 yet at the time, I think).
> >I don't remember having any trouble with Skype -- I keep a log, and
> >surely would've written something down.
> >
> >What is the error you're getting?  And when are you getting it -- when
> >you attempt to install the package, or when you attempt to launch Skype?
> I think you have quantal not precise 12.04.1.

That is correct.  However when I first installed Skype on this machine
I was running precise (and quantal hadn't been released at the time).

> I get the error "unmet dependencies" during apt-get install skype.

Could you be more specific?

I just realized I've a precise laptop lying around at home, pretending
to be an HMPC/home server.

  ssh my-home
  gksudo software-properties-gtk   # yay X forwarding
    enable Partner and Extras repositories
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get install skype
  0 upgraded, 77 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
  Need to get 53,7 MB of archives.
  After this operation, 113 MB of additional disk space will be used.
  Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n

As you can see, I'm not getting any "unmet depencencies" errors.

Here's the /etc/apt/sources.list of that machine, sans comments and deb-src

    deb precise main restricted
    deb precise-updates main restricted

    deb precise universe
    deb precise-updates universe

    deb precise multiverse
    deb precise-updates multiverse

    deb precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse

    deb precise-security main restricted
    deb precise-security universe
    deb precise-security multiverse

    deb precise partner
    deb precise main

Marius Gedminas
UNIX is user friendly. It's just selective about who its friends are.
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