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Old 08-24-2014, 02:09 PM   #16
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Normally you do not need to manually remove a newer version of a package. Just install the 4.3 version of skype as indicated above and you should be fine.
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:10 PM   #17
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Normally you do not need to manually remove a newer version of a package. Just install the 4.3 version of skype as indicated above and you should be fine.
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But:- As you can see from my prior post, it was not fine! My initial attempt to install version 4.3 without removing 4.2 failed.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 07:12 PM   #18
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I don't have skype installed but I expect you could run the command to remove from anywhere as long as your prefix it with sudo.
I would also guess the reason you are expected to remove the old version is because you did not get the new skype from the respositories of ubuntu for zorin. That would probably be taken care of in that manner but since the new version is apparently not available in the repositories you are left with this method.
 
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:37 AM   #19
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But:- As you can see from my prior post, it was not fine! My initial attempt to install version 4.3 without removing 4.2 failed.
If skype were a normal package the executable would be found in /usr/bin with the name "skype". Any newer version would either (a) place the executable in the identical folder with the identical name thus deleting the earlier version or (b) place the executable in a different folder (this is what Libreoffice does if you use the version from the Libreoffice website). I don't see how this could cause a problem as long as you change the path to the executable in any desktop shortcuts that may have been created.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:46 AM   #20
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dude1234@dude1234:~$ sudo dpkg -r skype
[sudo] password for dude1234:
(Reading database ... 258510 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing skype ...
dude1234@dude1234:~$
Well this is the result.........and unfortunately it seems to have done nothing. Skype 4.2 is still there. Stay tuned!

What happens if I just go to the /usr/bin folder and locate the single 30 MB file there with the name Skype and right click with the mouse and delete it? Seems you can't delete files in that area coz they are probably protected (being program files). Hmmm :-/

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Old 08-25-2014, 06:24 AM   #21
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What is the output to this command typed in at terminal?
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which skype
What is the output to this command?
Code:
ls /opt
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:37 AM   #22
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Found this approach which I like.
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If you don't have already install synaptic package manager via the software center.
Now open synaptic package manager, and enter your password.
In the quick filter search bar type 'skype' look for a package which is currently installed with skype in the name.
Right click on it and click 'mark for removal' or 'mark for complete removal' (if you also want to delete the configuration files).
Now hit 'apply' and skype will be removed
 
Old 08-26-2014, 04:49 AM   #23
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OK, so I think I've removed the version 4.2 and now......

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Where is the skyp file? Your user Downloads directory? You need to change to the directory in which the file resides to run the command.
The "Downloads" directory is in the "home" directory - however, this is what happens (see below). I know the "home" directory is there because it shows up when I use the "Files" GUI.

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dude1234@dude1234:~$ cd /home
dude1234@dude1234:/home$ cd downloads
bash: cd: downloads: No such file or directory
How do I "cd" into the downloads directory when the system seems to be hiding it?

PS:- PROBLEM SOLVED - downloads is in the default directory, which means the default directory is the "home" directory. Although I believe the response I got to my cd /home command was deceptive.

Skype 4.3 is now up and running after using the sudo dpkg -i {blah.deb} instruction.

Thanks x 1000 to all who have helped :-) :-)

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