Install Skype in Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.10 / 12.04 using PPA

Skype is an Free Video calling tool which also support IM,Chat and Screen sharing on Ubuntu. Now Skype 4.2 is available in Canonical Partner Repository. You can install the latest Skype 4.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.04 / 12.10, by just adding this PPA to your system repository. To Add this Canonical Partner Repository to your system repository, Copy and paste following commands in your terminal.

Open your terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and use the below command to add the PPA. Issue the password for the user when prompted.

Skype for Ubuntu 14.04

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb trusty partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

Skype For Ubuntu 13.10

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb saucy partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

Skype For Ubuntu 13.04

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb raring partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

 Skype For Ubuntu 12.10

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb quantal partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

Skype For Ubuntu 12.04

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb precise partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

Skype for Ubuntu 11.10

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb oneiric partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

Skype for Ubuntu 11.04

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb natty partner' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list"

After adding the above command, update your system repository by using the below command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update

Once the update is finished, Use the following command to install the latest Skype 4.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.04 / 12.10.

sudo apt-get install skype

Type “y” when you promted, That’s it.

Now Skype is installed and ready to launch on your system.

To Open Skype

Click Dash Home on the Unity and type “s”, you will get a list of application. From the list select skype. Check the screenshot below.

You are Opening Skype for first time and you need to agree the Terms of Use.

now you can add your account to it and use it.

Hope this will be helpful for you!!!

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  • Brady Dean

    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.

    • Hi Brady,

      Use this command “sudo apt-get -f install”

    • I get same problem, i use ubuntu 14.04 64bit

    • Change mirror to main server for fix it

    • Raoul Verveer

      On 64-bit systems make sure you have enabled the i386 architechture before installing Skype:
      sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386

  • Frank Obionu

    thanks, it worked

  • Sargis

    Thanks. It worked on Ubuntu 14.04.

  • airtonix

    echo "deb trusty partner" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list

    Or just :
    1. press super
    2. start typing “software sources”
    3. open it
    4. goto the tab “other software”
    5. tick “Canonical Partners”
    6. click close.

    You’ll be prompted to reload. Do so.

  • Huge

    Is it just my browser or are the paths broken when I see it like
    Skype for Ubuntu 14.04
    sudo sh -c “echo ‘deb trusty partner’ >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list”

  • Huge

    I succeeded after a few trials, though it’s weird to see the proprietary Skype at howOpenSource…

  • SomeDude

    Why not just edit /etc/apt/sources.list? Only one line which needs to be uncommented (with the same effect as airtonix’ GUI instructions