Ubuntu: I can't install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04



Question:

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 now and I'm having problem with installing skype, when I tried to install skype, it turned out like this:

sudo apt-get install Skype  Reading package lists... Done  Building dependency tree         Reading state information... Done  E: Unable to locate package Skypes guy  

Can you guys help me please?


Solution:1

all the previous version of skype has been outdated on July,1st 2017. So in order to install skype for linux download .deb file from link https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/ and after download

  1. Go to the download directory and open terminal

  2. Type command sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb

All done !!


Solution:2

Command line way:

Open Terminal & copy paste the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/   $(lsb_release -sc) partner"  sudo apt-get update   sudo apt-get install skype  


Solution:3

You need to go to the website and download the deb file and then sudo dpkg -i install it https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/


Solution:4

What I did was typed the following commands in terminal,

sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin:i386 skype:i386  sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386  rm -rf ~/.Skype  sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386  sudo apt-get update  

Then I used this link: Click here for download, it automatically downloaded the file for me.Clicking on that file led to the Ubuntu Software center from where I installed.And it works now.


Solution:5

For me none of the above worked. Bit of a workaround but Franz gives you full function Skype client, WhatsApp client and more on Linux. Works like a charm for me >> https://github.com/meetfranz/franz-app/releases/download/4.0.4/Franz-linux-x64-4.0.4.tgz


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