RE: can't install skype 4.1 in debian testing ; lost the working 4.0
> On Mon, 19 Nov 2012 03:06:46 -0600
> "Mark Allums" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Is there anyone having luck with skype 4.1 in debian ?
> > > I have tried to install it and get the following dependency issue and
> > > also lost my working skype 4.0
> > >
> > > `````````````````
> > > dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
> > > package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
> > > (Reading database ... 228508 files and directories currently
> > > Preparing to replace skype 188.8.131.52-1 (using skype-install.deb) ...
> > > Unpacking replacement skype ...
> > > dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
> > > skype depends on libasound2 (>= 1.0.16).
> > > skype depends on libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6~).
> > > skype depends on libc6 (>= 2.7).
> > > skype depends on libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1).
> > > skype depends on libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.5.3).
> > > skype depends on libqt4-network (>= 4:4.8.0).
> > > skype depends on libqt4-xml (>= 4:4.5.3).
> > > skype depends on libqtcore4 (>= 4:4.7.0~beta1).
> > > skype depends on libqtgui4 (>= 4:4.8.0).
> > > skype depends on libqtwebkit4 (>= 2.1.0~2011week13).
> > > skype depends on libstdc++6 (>= 4.6).
> > > skype depends on libx11-6.
> > > skype depends on libxext6.
> > > skype depends on libxss1.
> > > skype depends on libxv1.
> > > skype depends on libssl1.0.0.
Many, if not all, of the above dependencies will need to be i386 versions,
including libc6. You may need to download and install most of them
individually using dpkg (or perhaps gdebi),
> > >
> > > dpkg: error processing skype (--install):
> > > dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> > > Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
> > > Errors were encountered while processing:
> > > skype
> > >
> > > ````````````````````
> > >
> > > Any link to download the 4.0 version ?
> > If you are running 64-bit, you will need to install some 32-bit
> > The issue many people are having with Skype on Debian is the multiarch
> > transition. I think Skype/Microsoft has made changes with 4.1 that
> > some multiarch issues while creating others. If this is the case , 4.0
> > not want to install properly, either.
> I already have the required 32 bit libraries ( apt-get install
> and never faced any issue with 4.0
> > Are you running Squeeze, Wheezy, or sid?
> Wheezy 64 bit
> > Try this:
> > #dpkg --add-architectecture i386
> > #apt-get update
> > Then try installing 4.1 package again. As I said, you may need to add
> > 32-bit libraries.
> Yes, tried that too, but the same dependency problem.
> Do you know any fix ?
The only fix I know short of installing 32-bit Wheezy in a chroot or virtual
machine is to satisfy all of the dependencies, which will all need to be
i386 versions. Don't worry; both the i386 and amd64 versions can be