Skype won't upgrade to 4 on Ubuntu 12.04

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Skype won't upgrade to 4 on Ubuntu 12.04

Downloading skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.7-1_i386.deb from the website, Software Centre opens offering the option to upgrade Skype, prompts for password and update fails.

 

Package operation failed:

 

5% ... (Reading database ... 85% (Reading database ... 90% (Reading database ... 95% (Reading database ... 100% (Reading database ... 221522 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking skype (from .../skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.7-1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /home/tim/Downloads/skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.7-1_i386.deb (--install):
trying to overwrite '/etc/dbus-1/system.d/skype.conf', which is also in package skype-bin 2.2.0.35-0precise3
dpkg-deb (subprocess): data: internal gzip write error: Broken pipe
dpkg-deb (subprocess): failed in write on buffer copy for failed to write to pipe in copy: Broken pipe
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess <decompress> returned error exit status 2

 

 

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by Doog

I removed it using the Software Centre as that's how it was installed; I can only assume that it removed it correctly. I did however notice that message and manually moved the referenced file, even with it no longer being there, that same message was present when trying to install.

 

EDIT:

OK, removing it on the command line, then installing again appears to have done the trick.

 

$ sudo apt-get --purge remove skype
$ sudo apt-get autoremove
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by mrtymek

I didn't use "purge" so in my case uninstalling and clean / autoclean didn't help, but I did my cowboy trick: sudo nautlius, go to root, search for skype, ctrl+a, shift+del (deselect the skype 4 package first) and go. So yeah. 

 

old skype doesn't uninstall properly.

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mrtymek
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Re: Skype won't upgrade to 4 on Ubuntu 12.04

[ Edited ]

I am experiencing the same problem, I have tried both the 32 and 64 bit versions with the same result; uninstalling my current version of Skype appears to have no effect.

 

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(Reading database ... 193346 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking skype (from .../skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.7-1_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /home/kris/Downloads/skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.7-1_amd64.deb (--install):
 trying to overwrite '/etc/dbus-1/system.d/skype.conf', which is also in package skype-bin:i386 2.2.0.35-0precise3
dpkg-deb (subprocess): data: internal gzip write error: Broken pipe
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess  returned error exit status 2
dpkg-deb (subprocess): failed in write on buffer copy for failed to write to pipe in copy: Broken pipe
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /home/kris/Downloads/skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.7-1_amd64.deb
Doog
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"...trying to overwrite '/etc/dbus-1/system.d/skype.conf', which is also in package skype-bin 2.2.0.35-0precise3..."

 

You sure, that you uninstalled the old Skype version properly?

nisdec
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Re: Skype won't upgrade to 4 on Ubuntu 12.04

[ Edited ]

I removed it using the Software Centre as that's how it was installed; I can only assume that it removed it correctly. I did however notice that message and manually moved the referenced file, even with it no longer being there, that same message was present when trying to install.

 

EDIT:

OK, removing it on the command line, then installing again appears to have done the trick.

 

$ sudo apt-get --purge remove skype
$ sudo apt-get autoremove
Doog
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I didn't use "purge" so in my case uninstalling and clean / autoclean didn't help, but I did my cowboy trick: sudo nautlius, go to root, search for skype, ctrl+a, shift+del (deselect the skype 4 package first) and go. So yeah. 

 

old skype doesn't uninstall properly.

mrtymek
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i've successfully instaled skype 4
but it doesnt log in...also the icon doesnt appear on ubuntu 12.04....
boizao
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Re: Skype won't upgrade to 4 on Ubuntu 12.04

Also have to remove skype-bin if it is installed! :happy:
andhavarapu
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help me pls

 

porte360
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Is there a PPA for Skype so that I don't have to perform a complete uninstall first? I am not going to 4.0 until I can do it in the regular Debian/Ubuntu manner.

brashley46
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hmm, that is unlikely. Reason being that the repositories are kinda updated per release. So you might have luck if the 4.0 version is pushed to the official repos. Even then it might only show up for Ubuntu Quantal.

 

With regards to a PPA, na since Skype is closed source there's unlikely to be a PPA for it. At least officially and legally.

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