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Re: Unable to install due to unmet dependencies: Skype-bin

this is the site that I found my solution on:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/210054/cant-install-wine-or-ia32-libs-in-ubuntu-12-10-64-bit

 

Hope it helps

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srkashuki
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Re: Unable to install due to unmet dependencies: Skype-bin

The dependency I'm lacking however is skype-bin which does not seem to be a legit package that can be found anywhere on the repositories so I don't think that would work for me. 

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Re: Unable to install due to unmet dependencies: Skype-bin

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It was the same for me...when I tryed to instal skype it would give me

skype:depends: skype-bin but it is not installable

 

even though it says that, the problem is not skype or it's pakage, the problem is the ia32-lib package(or the lack of it). I don't know why(but I know that I am not the only one) but when I instaled ubuntu the ia32-lib pack wasn't installed corectly or something...anyways the site that I posted earlyer helped solve the issue.

Here is the quote from the post I used to solve my issue:

"I had a similar problem with broken dependencies when trying to install wine and acroread, and a complaint when trying to install ia32-libs-multiarch, just after upgrading to 12.04 from 11.04 (passing over 11.10). It seems that some ppa's I had in 11.04 installed newer versions of applications in the system. After upgrading, the remains of these apps seemed to do some mess in the dependencies.

The solution that seems to work (until now), was found on a german ubuntu board (http://forum.ubuntuusers.de, posts from user Lasall):

First a downgrade is required and done with the following: create the 'preferences' file:

sudo vi /etc/apt/preferences

and insert the following lines:

Package: *

Pin: release a=precise*

Pin-Priority: 2012

enter :wq to write the file. Pin-Priority must be greater than 1000.

Then you may downgrade the offending applications with:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Then you may install packages that complained about dependencies, like sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch, or sudo apt-get install ia32-libs.

Finally, you should remove the file you just created

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences

because else no new updates would be found.

Hope this helps you too!" -JFB

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srkashuki
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Re: Unable to install due to unmet dependencies: Skype-bin

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This is what I get after adding the preferences file. 

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

 And then I try this and I still get dependency errors: 

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 ia32-libs : Depends: ia32-libs-multiarch but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

 Have I done something wrong?

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jyphpps
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Re: Unable to install due to unmet dependencies: Skype-bin

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No jyphpps, not wrong but... Multarch currently is at high development phase and needed a time to be solve dependencies between packages. Your distro corresponded to Debian testing... TESTING! Read how-to from link at my previous post at this topic. Add i386 arch repositories to your apt sources.list, install Skype for 32-bit architecture and all be fine...

 

About your future question: Skype binary is a 32-bit file too in the 64-bit package. No reason to install 64-bit package. It's the same but with other dependencies.

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stozher
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Re: Unable to install due to unmet dependencies: Skype-bin

Hi guys,

 

I have spent the last 5 hours trying to install Skype on my Ubuntu 12.10 64bit. Finally, it found some hope. This is what I have discovered over the last few hours, and how I have progressed:

- Skype only releases its software for 32bit Ubuntu, but it should also work for 64 bit Ubuntu. However, this requires some hardwork.

- Inorder to run 32bit programs on 64bit Ubuntu, we need to install ia32-libs and ia32-libs-multiarch (using apt-get install <package name>). This, however, does not work and gives dependencies problems, or something like "package not found".

- What works for me is to download the Synaptics Package Manager, open it, search for ia32 in the search box, right click and select 'Mark for Installation', click OK to whatever comes next, click the big 'Apply'. -  this takes sometime as new packages are downloaded and installed!

- Go back to terminal and do: sudo apt-get install skype (I think you could also do the Skypw website download now and run using Ubuntu Software Manager - although I could only try the former method.)

- This worked for me. Skype has been installed, although I still haven't checked if it is running properly.

 

I hope this helps. I know how frustating it could be.

 

Thanks

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talhajansari
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Re: Unable to install due to unmet dependencies: Skype-bin

I am trying to install on 32bit and cannot. I have tried all these solutions, but when I try to install any of them it tells me I have broken links.

A posting of what I have:

 

iain@iain-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
[sudo] password for iain:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 ia32-libs : Depends: ia32-libs-multiarch but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
iain@iain-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package ia32-libs-multiarch is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'ia32-libs-multiarch' has no installation candidate
iain@iain-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install skype
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 skype : Depends: skype-bin but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
iain@iain-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install skype-bin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package skype-bin is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'skype-bin' has no installation candidate
iain@iain-laptop:~$

Help? I had it working in the old ten point something....

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