Can't Install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

Tom H tomh0665 at
Tue Nov 18 06:06:43 UTC 2014

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 9:11 PM, Iwan Junaid <iwan.junaid at> wrote:
> Here is what i've done so far:
> - I install ubuntu using the ubuntu server. This is because my primary ATI
> Radeon VGA card is broken. So i can't install ubuntu using ubuntu-desktop
> iso, because it always use my broken VGA card to initialize the installer.
> - After successfully setup core packages for ubuntu server, i choose to
> install ubuntu-desktop and use intel-installer to use my seconday VGA card.
> - Then after installing more packages, i try to install skype by enabling
> partner repository using apt-get method:
> sudo apt-get install skype
> but i got following error:
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> or been moved out of Incoming.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>  skype : Depends: skype-bin
> E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
> Does anybody know how to deal with this issue ?

What's the output of:

dpkg --print-architecture
dpkg --print-foreign-architectures

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