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[How To] Install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 10.04/12.04/12.10/13.10/14.04

Skype has stopped supporting older version than 4.3 due to the new security implementations. This has forced many Ubuntu users to upgrade the Skype version to at least 4.3.

To install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu Desktop 10.04/12.04/12.10/13.10/14.04:

1) Remove older version of skype

 sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin

2) Download the package from official skype link here.

3) Install the package

 sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

The Canonical repository has included Skype 4.3 now. Enable Canonical repository from Ubuntu software center and install skype without download the package.

apt-get install skype

Abhijit Sandhan

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  1. In the Canonical repository for Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10 NOT Skype 4.3 or any Skype in general.
    NO before and NO now.

  2. Unfortunately articel didn#t help.

    Starting from the beginning of your procedure, until the point
    2) Download the package from official skype link here.
    What does it mean ?
    Direct installation with deb-Installer gives the message
    Error: Cannot install 'libqt4-dbus' (very bad, clock-wood)
    Downloading, cd in terminal to download directory,
    sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install
    gives message
    Selecting previously deselected package skype.
    (Reading database ... 123481 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking skype (from skype-ubuntu-lucid_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
    skype depends on libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.5.3); however:
    Package libqt4-dbus is not installed......................

    no luck !!!!!!!
    skype depends on libqt4-network (>= 4:4.5.3); however:
    Package libqt4-network is not installed.
    skype depends on libqt4-webkit (>= 4:4.6.1); however:
    Package libqt4-webkit is not installed.
    skype depends on libqt4-xml (>= 4:4.5.3); however:
    Package libqt4-xml is not installed.
    skype depends on libqtgui4 (>= 4:4.6.1); however:
    Package libqtgui4 is not installed.

  3. Nice article, i had many problem in older version skype, before some days i update my skpe in ubuntu, i face some problem, but now your article very helpful to me...
    Thanks for share this article.......


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