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Cannot install Skype due to dependency errors;

Postby _DoEasy on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:46 am

Hi @all,

I'm trying to install the newest Skype version (4.1) on my Linux (which is a Linux Mint 12 upgraded to Mint 13).

I removed all installed versions including the configuration files.

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 10.04 32 Bit and Ubuntu 12.04 (multiarch) package from the official Skype site.

Now when I try to install the downloaded package, I get the following errors:
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sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 314292 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking skype:i386 (from skype-ubuntu-precise_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:i386:
 skype:i386 depends on libqt4-network (>= 4:4.8.0); however:
  Version of libqt4-network:i386 on system is 4:4.7.4-0ubuntu8.2.
 skype:i386 depends on libqtgui4 (>= 4:4.8.0); however:
  Version of libqtgui4:i386 on system is 4:4.7.4-0ubuntu8.2.
 skype:i386 depends on libqtwebkit4 (>= 2.2~2011week36); however:
dpkg: error processing skype:i386 (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 skype:i386


Now I thought, I can install the missing dependencies manually, but trying this by using apt-get I got the info that the package I try to install is already the newest version.

Also I tried to make
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sudo apt-get -f install
but doing this the system tries to remove the "broken" skype package which I wanted to install instead of installing missing dependencies.

Is there a command option for dpkg so that missing dependencies are installed automatically?

.. The skype version from within the package manager can be installed without problems, but it is the version 2.* which i don't want. ;(


Would be nice if anyone has a solution suggestion!!!
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Re: Cannot install Skype due to dependency errors;

Postby ZubenElgenubi on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:05 pm

As you can see, the required packages aren't in the repositories, so you can:
  • Download them from another location (binaries for Debian, for example).
  • Download, compile and install the source code.
  • Add other repositories to your system (from another distro, or from the project's web site, if there).
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Re: Cannot install Skype due to dependency errors;

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Re: Cannot install Skype due to dependency errors;

Postby _DoEasy on Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:38 am

Ok, thanks I will try.

For the moment I installed the skype 4.0.8 version which worked without problems.
I will have a deeper look at the dependencies of skype 4.1.
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Re: Cannot install Skype due to dependency errors;

Postby Jim1938 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:27 pm

...
Mint 13 xfce 64 bit.

Mint's Synaptic Package Manager now has Skype 4.1xxx.
I just installed it today and it runs fine.
I did not have to do any extra work.
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