Ubuntu – Proper way to install skype x86-64 in ubuntu 12.04 after recent skype upgrade


i'm having problens installing or upgrading skype in ubuntu 12.04 x86-64 after recent skype upgrade.

sudo apt-get install skype

it says skype depends on skype-bin and I'm having held packages. I purged skype abd skype-bin and all it's dependancies but still no go. Why does it happen on LTS which I use in my office??

Best Answer

Errors like absence of /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/alsa-lib/libasound_module_pcm_pulse.so means that Skype needs libasound2-plugins:i386.

So my recipe that helps me is to run the following command:

apt-get install libasound2-plugins:i386