Can't Install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

Iwan Junaid iwan.junaid at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 10:17:18 UTC 2014


On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 1:21 AM, Iwan Junaid <iwan.junaid at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 1:06 PM, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 9:11 PM, Iwan Junaid <iwan.junaid at gmail.com>
> >> 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
> >> and
> >> dpkg --print-foreign-architectures
> >
> > dpkg --print-architecture shows amd64
> >
> > dpkg --print-foreign-architectures shows i386
>
> Please bottom-post.
>
> I've had that message after removing i386 so I was expecting the
> second command to yield nothing...
>
> What's the output of "apt-cache policy skype-bin"?
>
> You might want to try "aptitude install skype" because aptitude's
> resolver might suggest some choices that'll explain the problem.
>
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Hi Tom,

The output from apt-cache policy skype-bin is as follow

*skype-bin:i386:*
*  Installed: (none)*
*  Candidate: 4.3.0.37-0ubuntu0.12.04.1*
*  Version table:*
*     4.3.0.37-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 0*
*        500 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/
<http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/> trusty/partner i386 Packages*
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