Skype 4.2 Has Been Updated + How To Install Skype 4.2 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint Debian And Elementary OS

Hello Linux Geeksters. Skype 4.2.0.13 has been recently released, coming with fixes for the crashes occured on 64 bit (amd64) Ubuntu and Debian systems, due to the fact that it requires libasound2-plugins:i386, which is not available by default. They also improve the dialpad, which did not work properly.

 how to install Skype 4.2.0.13 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and Kwheezy.

In this article I will show you how to install Skype 4.2.0.13 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and Kwheezy.

Since the packages are multi-arch, the deb files should work on both 32 bit and 64 bit systems.

How to install Skype 4.2.0.13 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS:

$ wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64
$ sudo dpkg -i skype*.deb

How to install Skype 4.2.0.13 on Debian and Kwheezy:

$ wget www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-deb-32
$ sudo dpkg -i skype*.deb

If you have issues with Skype 4.2.0.13 on your Ubuntu, Linux Mint or Elementary OS system, you can install the Skype version from the Canonical Partner repository, which is specially patched by the Ubuntu developers.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Skype 4.2 on Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ saucy partner" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install skype

How to install Skype 4.2 on Ubuntu 13.04 and Linux Mint 15:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ raring partner" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install skype

How to install Skype 4.2 on Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 14:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ quantal partner" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install skype

How to install Skype 4.2 on Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13 and Elementary OS 0.2:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install skype

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2 comments on “Skype 4.2 Has Been Updated + How To Install Skype 4.2 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint Debian And Elementary OS
  1. Rob says:

    On a fresh install of 14.04 – Trusty Tahr:

    wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64

    Seems to do the download fine, however when I run:

    sudo dpkg -i skype*.deb

    I get the following terminal output:

    rob@HP-ENVY:~$ sudo dpkg -i skype*.deb
    dpkg: error processing archive skype*.deb (–install):
    cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    skype*.deb
    rob@HP-ENVY:~$

    Any idea why dpkg can’t see the package??

    Cheers in advance

    Rob.

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