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Old 02-22-2015, 01:52 AM   #1
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I'm trying to install skype (skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb)
It complains dependency errors (wrongly)
libqt4-dbus, liqt4-network, libqt4-xml, libqtgui4, libwebkeit4,
and libasound2-plugin - - -all are installed and of higher
than the minimum revisions required.
But libqt4core is NOT installed and not in the repos.
Help please!
 
Old 02-22-2015, 04:22 AM   #2
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This may help you.

libqt4-core:
https://packages.debian.org/sid/libqt4-core

Before you run the risk of descending into “dependency hell”, you may like to consider the alternative route of purging your existing Skype and then reinstalling:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=116484

Install from new:
https://wiki.debian.org/skype

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=114984
 
Old 02-23-2015, 01:04 AM   #3
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yes, I definitely don't to descend into dependency hell,
But the instuction given don't work
Quote:
root@palantir:/home/beckwith# wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux.deb
--2015-02-23 15:00:24-- http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux.deb
Resolving www.skype.com (www.skype.com)... 111.221.123.232
Connecting to www.skype.com (www.skype.com)|111.221.123.232|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://www.skype.com/go/download/ [following]
--2015-02-23 15:00:25-- http://www.skype.com/go/download/
Reusing existing connection to www.skype.com:80.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://www.skype.com/en/download-sky...-for-computer/ [following]
--2015-02-23 15:00:25-- http://www.skype.com/en/download-sky...-for-computer/
Reusing existing connection to www.skype.com:80.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 48988 (48K) [text/html]
Saving to: `skype-install.deb'

100%[======================================>] 48,988 82.4K/s in 0.6s

2015-02-23 15:00:26 (82.4 KB/s) - `skype-install.deb' saved [48988/48988]

root@palantir:/home/beckwith# dpkg -i skype-install.deb
dpkg-deb: error: `skype-install.deb' is not a debian format archive
dpkg: error processing skype-install.deb (--install):
subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
skype-install.deb
root@palantir:/home/beckwith#
 
Old 02-23-2015, 03:20 AM   #4
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beckwith,

You are using Debian 7?

32bit or 64 bit?

Go to:
https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1...kype-for-linux

and click on “Downloading and installing Skype on Debian”.

Follow the specific instructions for your particular Debian version (7, 32 bit or 64bit).

This should install Skype without any problems.

Last edited by beachboy2; 02-23-2015 at 03:41 AM.
 
Old 02-23-2015, 12:04 PM   #5
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beckwith,

I went back to basics today, instead of taking the easy route with Linux Mint 17.1 or Ubuntu MATE 14.04, and installed the Debian netinstall of Jessie RC1.

netinst i386:

https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/?


I later installed the 32 bit version:

skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

and installed it with gdebi.

Skype installed perfectly.

You may need to install gdebi first.


Code:
sudo apt-get install gdebi

Last edited by beachboy2; 02-23-2015 at 12:07 PM.
 
Old 02-23-2015, 08:12 PM   #6
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I'm feeling stupid.
I burn the iso to a CD, installed gdebi; then got lost
I more help please.
 
Old 02-23-2015, 09:40 PM   #7
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beckwith,

I believe that you already have Debian 7 installed from the information at the foot of your post.

Is that correct?

Are you using 32 bit or 64 bit?

To find out which you have, in Terminal, type:

Code:
arch
This gives one of the following results:

32-bit ….......(“i686” or “i386”)

64-bit.............(“x86_64”).


You have already installed gdebi. Good.


***All you then need to do is to go to here:

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1...kype-for-linux

Scroll down the page and click on “Downloading and installing Skype on Debian”, making sure that you select the specific instructions for your particular Debian version, either 32 bit or 64 bit.
.........................................................

Choose either:

7.0+ at 32-bit

1. Download and install Skype for Debian 7.0 (multiarch).


OR


7.0+ at 64-bit


1. Using a terminal, enter the following command under root and press Enter:

Code:
su -
dpkg --add-architecture i386 && apt-get update
2. Download and install Skype for Debian 7.0 (multiarch).
............................................................................

NB The Download link is this one:

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/


Choose Debian 7 (multiarch).

Save the .deb file. It will either be on your Desktop or in your Downloads folder.

Then right click on the deb file and select open with gdebi.


I only gave the Debian netinst CD information just to prove to myself that there was no problem installing Skype on Debian.

I just happened to install Debian 8 (Jessie RC1) via the netinst CD route on a spare PC, followed by installing Skype.


You already have Debian 7 installed. Ignore the netinst CD.

I hope this fixes things, but do come back if you are still having problems.

Good luck.

Last edited by beachboy2; 02-23-2015 at 10:02 PM.
 
Old 02-28-2015, 12:19 AM   #8
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Yes Debian 7.8.0
I followed the instructions...
Quote:
Unpacking skype (from skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
skype depends on libqtwebkit4 (>= 2.1.0~2011week13).
skype depends on libasound2-plugins.
However both of these depencies are already installed. :-(
 
Old 02-28-2015, 03:46 AM   #9
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Several people seem to be having problems with installing Skype on Debian 7.* 64 bit.

I am assuming that your etc/apt/sources.list does not contain anything odd.

Post #2 seems to work for this individual:
http://community.skype.com/t5/Linux/...g/td-p/3533869

You may be able to extract some useful pointers from this:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.p...13500&start=15

Also have a look at the reply starting “Nowadays, you install skype on Debian...” and check that your sources list is basically the same.

http://superuser.com/questions/69617...n-through-dpkg

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Old 02-28-2015, 09:27 AM   #10
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beckwith,

I have just installed Debian Jessie 64 bit on a spare PC and then followed the instructions given in my earlier post (#7) to install Skype.

After Skype was installed using gdebi, I was presented with the message:

"All dependencies are satisfied".

Last edited by beachboy2; 02-28-2015 at 09:29 AM.
 
Old 02-28-2015, 08:29 PM   #11
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Finally got Skype installed!
It does not recognise the Logitech webcam/microphone.
Sound works, but recording a no go. And the webcam
does not show as an input device.
 
Old 03-01-2015, 02:54 AM   #12
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What model of Logitech webcam is it?
 
Old 03-01-2015, 03:33 AM   #13
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No idea!
I found the install CD (windowss) but it won't mount.
The device shows up as /dev/video0, but the microphone
does not show anywhere.
The actial beast just has "Logitech" on it, no model number.
 
Old 03-01-2015, 04:04 AM   #14
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beckwith,

There are plenty of new and used webcams on ebay.com.au, such as this new Logitech C200:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LOGITECH-...item25a0e3a75e

New C500:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BNWT-Logi...item1c4e823f43

Make sure that whichever webcam you select has a green tick on this list of UVC device drivers:
http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/

I have successfully used a Logitech E3500 like this but then again I was on Ubuntu 32 bit, not Debian 64 bit:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Logitech-...item43d8641abd

The resolution is 1.3MP and it has a built in microphone.

Last edited by beachboy2; 03-01-2015 at 05:19 AM.
 
Old 03-01-2015, 04:38 AM   #15
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Hi! I gave up to install Debian 7 x64 and skype on my old laptop Acer Aspire 4720z, I had had the same problems that you, and worst, noise at mic!! I migrated to linuxmint 16 (nowadays I am using Mint 17.1) and I am be happy until now.

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