Originally Posted by ondoho
you can install each program with its own apt-get command.
you could also tell your script to add the repositories to install skype.
but by now you should begin to realise that all this is not so simple and running it in a vm is maybe not such a bad idea.
but it's more a fallback when a app is not available, it continues with the rest.
I only need something to report it when it's not installed - any tips?
Output is E: Unable to locate package $app
You mean running in a loop?
INSTALL="skype tlp vlc xbmc openvpn etc"
for app in $INSTALL
echo "Processing $app"
sudo apt-get -y install $app