Solved Installing skype .rpm to .deb

November 21, 2017 at 06:28:17
Specs: Ubuntustudio 16.04, unknown/8gb
Hi i am trying to install skype on ubuntustudio and its not working using these instructions https://help.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/des...
Been a while since i used commands. I navigated to the Downloads folder ok.
Anyway this is what happened:
ubuntu@ubuntu-H55M-D2H:~$ cd Downloads
ubuntu@ubuntu-H55M-D2H:~/Downloads$ sudo alien skypeforlinux-64.rpm
[sudo] password for ubuntu:
File "skypeforlinux-64.rpm" not found.
ubuntu@ubuntu-H55M-D2H:~/Downloads$

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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November 24, 2017 at 03:48:36
And when trying to install skype via terminal with
apt install package_name.deb
you will get the error.

At the bottom line, can't install 64-bit package on 32-bit operating system.

Read the system requirements for the latest Skype client.
https://support.skype.com/en/faq/fa10328/what-are-the-system-requirements-for-skype



#1
November 21, 2017 at 06:39:02
And does the file skypeforlinux-64.rpm exist in the Downloads folder (note that case is significant)?

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#2
November 21, 2017 at 06:41:16
Yes it does and i just double checked

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#3
November 22, 2017 at 22:32:45
Maybe it's easier to use the debian package for Ubuntu.

https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/

The drop down list of the blue button provides DEB, RPM Windows and MAC packages.


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#4
November 23, 2017 at 05:02:25
Yes thanks i tried but the installer doesn't seem to want to install skype

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#5
November 23, 2017 at 13:30:26
What error message did you get?

Same as mentioned above?


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November 23, 2017 at 13:46:40
Are you running 32 or 64 Bit version of Ubuntu?
In Terminal type
uname -a


Skype is only available in 64 Bit version.
If you try to install 64-Bit Version of Skype onto Ubuntu 32 Bit, you get the error File "skypeforlinux-64.rpm" not found or File "skypeforlinux-64.deb" not found.

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November 24, 2017 at 03:37:02
Linux ubuntu-H55M-D2H 4.10.0-40-lowlatency #44~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Thu Nov 9 16:41:41 UTC 2017 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

Oh i didnt get that error

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#8
November 24, 2017 at 03:38:40
When the deb file opened or whatever in the software installer it didnt install. No error

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November 24, 2017 at 03:48:36
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And when trying to install skype via terminal with
apt install package_name.deb
you will get the error.

At the bottom line, can't install 64-bit package on 32-bit operating system.

Read the system requirements for the latest Skype client.
https://support.skype.com/en/faq/fa10328/what-are-the-system-requirements-for-skype


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#10
November 24, 2017 at 04:05:39
I dont remember trying that i am afraid. Too many days have passed.

I dont think i got that error.
I know i tried some type of command but too much has happened installing a new install of UB

Yes i read the system requirements but i dont understand half of it. I dont know what SSE2 & 3 is

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#11
November 24, 2017 at 04:18:11
SSE2 or SSE3 doesn't really matter in your case, because as your output of uname -a shows, you're using a 32-bit Ubuntu system.

And that's the point.

There is no 32-bit version of Skype available.


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#12
November 24, 2017 at 04:22:34
Wow ok ah well i will have to do without it then. I noticed there is a web version so if i have to i can use that. I think its only text though. Thanks for your help

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#13
November 24, 2017 at 04:33:22
Or, of your computer supports 64-Bit operating systems, you can install Ubuntu 17.10 which is only available in 64-bit.

Ubuntu 17.10 and later will only support 64-bit system.
So 17.10 and later will not support 32-bit systems anymore.


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#14
November 24, 2017 at 04:37:40
Yes i saw that version but i thought it might be a version they are still testing. I am cautious of those version because they have a shorter life and too many things can happen. I need to use the OS rather than experiment. I am not that adept so better i stick to something that has been tested more. I was using UB 14 for about 2 years so it was time i went up :)
Oh thanks for that info...will need to wait a few days as it takes so uch time to download, burn, install etc

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#15
November 27, 2017 at 21:57:53
Thanks just installed UB 64bit version and now trying to find out the command to get skype installed. The software thing is useless. Its not doing anything

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#16
November 27, 2017 at 22:16:35
You can simply download it from https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/.

Then open a Terminal and type:
cd Download
sudo apt install skypeforlinux-64.deb

This should work for you.


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#17
November 27, 2017 at 22:26:49
Yes i tried and getting nowhere...this is what i got in the command line:
~/Downloads$ sudo apt install skypeforlinux-64.deb
[sudo] password for ubuntu:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package skypeforlinux-64.deb
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'skypeforlinux-64.deb'
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'skypeforlinux-64.deb'

Originally i noticed that it downloaded as a temp file in another directory. I then downloaded it ...saved it. Again but no luck yet...have to leave it for now and tackle later

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#18
November 28, 2017 at 03:03:10
cd Downloads
ubuntu@ubuntu-H55M-D2H:~/Downloads$ ls
ohnQIJg.jpg skypeforlinux-64(1).deb skypeforlinux-64.deb UwJZzVr.jpg
ubuntu@ubuntu-H55M-D2H:~/Downloads$ sudo apt install skypeforlinux-64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package skypeforlinux-64.deb
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'skypeforlinux-64.deb'
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'skypeforlinux-64.deb'
ubuntu@ubuntu-H55M-D2H:~/Downloads$

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#19
November 28, 2017 at 07:53:19
Hmm, I tested Ubuntu 17.10 in VMware, installed the latest updates for Ubuntu, downloaded skypeforlinux-64.deb and installed it with the graphical package manager.

No errors, installed and running perfectly.


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#20
November 29, 2017 at 04:27:43
Hi oops sorry forgot to let you know the latest. Turns i had the wrong version of Ubuntustudio. Should have been 64bit. Anyway i did that then got the deb file again. It still took sometime but i dont remember what worked as was a few hours ago...think i had to use a dpkg command or something

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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