Oct 102006
 

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Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. And even though the calls are free, they are really excellent quality. If you and your friends, family or business contacts are using webcams, you can also make free video calls. You can even call landlines and mobile phones at really cheap per minute rates (and there’s no setup or subscription fee).

Skype Instant messanger in Debian

As the root user, add this line to the end of your /etc/apt/sources.list file and save.

#vi /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free

Now you need to update your source list using the following command

#apt-get update

Install Skype in debian

#apt-get install skype

This will install the latest version of Skype on your computer.

After finishing installation you can open skype from Applications-->Internet--->Skype you can see this in the following screen

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Skype in action

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Skype Instant messanger in Ubuntu

You need to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following Repository and save the file

deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free

Now you need to update your source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install Skype in ubuntu

sudo apt-get install skype

This will install the latest version of Skype on your computer.

After finishing installation you can open skype from Applications-->Internet--->Skype you can see this in the following screen

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Skype in action

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  20 Responses to “Install Skype Instant messanger in Debian and ubuntu”

  1. good

  2. Perfect! I wasn’t able to install Skype with Easyubuntu (3.1), but it worked well with this procedure.
    Thanks a lot!

  3. This site is just great now i can use my skype in my debian, whiles before i always have to log in to windows to be able to use skype. thanks a lot

  4. Hey i cannot talk using skype… please help me

    Ubuntu 8.04 – Hardy

    Laptop integrated mic/webcam

  5. Is it normal, that Skype today cannot be successfully installed on Ubuntu 6.06 (even when updated)?? Peter

  6. “mikail:/etc/apt# apt-get install skype”
    “Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree… 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.

    Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
    the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
    that package should be filed.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    skype: Depends: libqt4-core (>= 4.2.1) but it is not installable
    Depends: libqt4-gui (>= 4.2.1) but it is not installable
    E: Broken packages”

    help pls :S

  7. apt-get -f install miqo to solve the dependancies 🙂
    then redo the apt-get install skype

  8. I just tried to download Skype debian – first on the website. Seemed easy, but when I open the folder it says ‘Could not open… The package might be corrupted or you are not allowed to open the file: please check the permissions of the file’

    I then tried your method, typing ‘~$ sudo apt-get install skype’. In response it said:
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

    I am a complete beginner, so please keep any response simple.

    Thank you.

  9. This works great thanks.

  10. Joejoe you have to use the sudo commands in the terminal under accessories. By default you won’t be a root user so you can’t edit files like the ap list directly.

  11. I tried to follow the proceedure for hardy heron 8.x but I wasnt able to install it properly. This message occured:
    Einige Pakete konnten nicht installiert werden. Das kann bedeuten, dass
    Sie eine unmögliche Situation angefordert haben oder dass, wenn Sie die
    Unstable-Distribution verwenden, einige erforderliche Pakete noch nicht
    kreiert oder aus Incoming herausbewegt wurden.

    Da Sie nur eine einzige Operation angefordert haben, ist es sehr wahrscheinlich,
    dass das Paket einfach nicht installierbar ist und eine Fehlermeldung über
    dieses Paket erfolgen sollte.
    Die folgenden Informationen helfen Ihnen vielleicht, die Situation zu lösen:

    Die folgenden Pakete haben nichterfüllte Abhängigkeiten:
    skype: Hängt ab: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.3) aber 1:4.2.4-1ubuntu4 soll installiert werden
    Hängt ab: libqt4-dbus (>= 4.4.3) ist aber nicht installierbar
    Hängt ab: libqt4-network (>= 4.4.3) ist aber nicht installierbar
    Hängt ab: libqtcore4 (>= 4.4.3) ist aber nicht installierbar
    Hängt ab: libqtgui4 (>= 4.4.3) ist aber nicht installierbar
    Hängt ab: libstdc++6 (>= 4.3) aber 4.2.4-1ubuntu4 soll installiert werden
    E: Kaputte Pakete

    how may i solve the dependencies??

    greets

    chizzM

  12. Thank you now i have skype in Ubuntu 10.04 🙂

  13. Use sources.list.d instead, create a file called skype.list or so and put the line there.

  14. kudos!! thanx!

  15. hi, everybody, i’ve installed skype on ubuntu 10.04 succesfully, but when i run it, i can’t find it after closing the skype window, and when i chek for skype in my system i find iit still running, so how can i make to have a icon on my desk…?
    nb happy new year!!

  16. hi, i’m rather a newbie to linux and am not quite sure how to save changes to th sources.list
    All i get each time i apt-get install skype is
    Lecture des listes de paquets… Fait
    Construction de l’arbre des dépendances
    Lecture des informations d’état… Fait
    E: Impossible de trouver le paquet skype
    i can get into the sources list ok, insert the http adress, but it doesn’t seem to be applied when i apt-get update
    Can anyone help please
    Thanks

  17. Thank you so much 🙂 works grt

  18. thanks for the useful info. was searching for debian repo of skype. and your info setup the stable version.

  19. i want 2 install skype on my computer

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