Ubuntu :How to Install Skype on AMD 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 Precise

by kartook on May 11, 2012

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I try to install skype got error message and found some solutions to fix this issue in easy way .

simple installation guide on installing Skype for Linux in Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit

Step : 1

First install the dependencies by this command in a terminal window

$sudo apt-get install lsb-core ia32-libs libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2
$sudo apt-get -f install

Step : 2

Then, download the 64 bit deb package from the official website by:

$wget -O skype_Ubuntu-current_amd64.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64

Step : 3
Now, install skype:

$sudo dpkg -i skype_Ubuntu-current_amd64.deb
$sudo apt-get -f install

Step : 4

Have fun and Enjoy the Skype 🙂

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MissouriVorteX May 13, 2012 at 7:16 am

I’d like to know why this 64-bit program requires so many 32-bit libraries. I had to run apt-get -f install to get that working, because there were a lot of unmet dependencies giving the list you said needed to be installed. All of them are 32 bit libraries and programs.


John August 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Skype doesn’t have a 64bit native version for linux, so its a 32bit wrapped version, hence the need of the 32bit libs. Also considering they were acquired by Microsoft, don’t expect a native 64bit version.


kartook May 13, 2012 at 9:55 am

Thanks for your visit and comment ..

Yes ,This 64bit ubuntu released very recently and need to go for a long time to fix a lot bugs .
Till then will use this way to get what we need …



Nate May 21, 2012 at 4:12 am

Thanks! It worked w/o any problems. Hopefully this bug will get fixed in the future.


kartook May 21, 2012 at 8:54 am

Thanks for your comments Nate .. Visit Again


Raju Bhupathi August 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Thanks! great article and helped me a lot.


kartook August 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Thanks for your comment and visit …


mantus October 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Thank you it was running instalier as you showed it without problems thanks keep it up


Senthil Kumar September 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Thank you so much…so happy..you saved my day…


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