Ubuntu – Can’t install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit


First of all, I think this question is not duplicated, because I have tried all other solutions I found here, but nothing solved my problem.

I use Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit.

I have tried until now:
sudo apt-get install skype -> It didn't work. The error was:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
skype : Depends: skype-bin
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I have tried sudo dpkg add-architecture && sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb but it didn't work either. The error was:

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
skype depends on libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.5.3); however:
Package libqt4-dbus is not installed.
skype depends on libqt4-network (>= 4:4.8.0); however:
Package libqt4-network:i386 is not installed.
skype depends on libqt4-xml (>= 4:4.5.3); however:
Package libqt4-xml:i386 is not installed.
skype depends on libqtcore4 (>= 4:4.7.0~beta1); however:
Package libqtcore4:i386 is not installed.
skype depends on libqtgui4 (>= 4:4.8.0); however:
Package libqtgui4:i386 is not installed.
skype depends on libqtwebkit4 (>= 2.2~2011week36); however:
skype depends on libstdc++6 (>= 4.2.1); however:
Package libstdc++6:i386 is not installed.
skype depends on libx11-6; however:
Package libx11-6:i386 is not installed.
skype depends on libxext6; however:
Package libxext6:i386 is not installed.
skype depends on libxss1; however:
Package libxss1:i386 is not installed.
skype depends on libxv1; however:
Package libxv1:i386 is not installed.
skype depends on
dpkg: error processing package skype (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:

I have tried to use after sudo apt-get -f install but it didn't solve the issue.

I have tried to install by using Gdebi. The error was:

Cannot install 'libqtwebkit4:i386'

I have tried to install using Ubuntu Software Center. The error was:

Cannot install 'libqtwebkit4:i386'

I have tried changing the server in "Software and Updates". I have tried to use "Main Server" and "Servers for United States". But it couldn't solve my problem.

Anyone has any idea how to solve that?


Well, I formatted my pc and I installed Skype first of all. Probably another installation that I had done before the Skype installation was the problem, i guess.

Thanks people!

Best Answer

I'm running 14.04 64bit, here is how I installed.

Downloaded skype 4.3 from here, and I used Gdebi, to install it, and it installed fine. if you don't have Gdebi installed, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get install gdebi

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As I said, I haven't had any issuses using the method Stated above. Another thing that you can do to fix broken packages, you can do

sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade


Go to synaptic package manager if you have it installed, go to Edit --> Fix broken Packages.

An alternate way to install it, is

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-deb
sudo dpkg -i skype-install.deb

After this if you get any error like cannot install 'libqtwebkit4:i386' or some other package, try this command.

     sudo apt-get upgrade --fix-missing

It will suggest you to try the following command.

    sudo apt-get -f install

After executing the above command, try the following one once again.

sudo dpkg -i skype-install.deb

For more details, see the official Skype forum here.

Hope this will help you :)

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