skype won't install [Solved]

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skype won't install [Solved]

Postby llewellen » 2018-04-13 01:25

I downloaded skypeforlinux-64.deb from the skype site. I have tried to install it with GDebi Package Installer which I have pointed to the file in my Downloads folder. GDebi loads the file and returns "Status: all dependencies are satisfied". When I hit the Install Package button the GDebi window closes and nothing happens - no installation. A search in Menu returns "Sorry, no items found".

What am I missing please. Thank you.
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Re: skype won't install

Postby pawRoot » 2018-04-13 03:31

Try to install via terminal
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sudo gdebi skypeforlinux-64.deb


and post output
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Re: skype won't install

Postby llewellen » 2018-04-13 03:44

[code]drew@dell:~$ su
Password:
root@dell:/home/drew# gdebi skypeforlinux-64.deb
gdebi error, file not found: skypeforlinux-64.deb
root@dell:/home/drew# /code]

This board won't let me upload a screenshot for some reason but I double checked and the package is there in my downloads file.
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Re: skype won't install

Postby 4D696B65 » 2018-04-13 04:07

llewellen wrote:root@dell:/home/drew# gdebi skypeforlinux-64.deb
gdebi error, file not found: skypeforlinux-64.deb

correct, the file is not in your home dir
llewellen wrote:This board won't let me upload a screenshot for some reason but I double checked and the package is there in my downloads file.

because its in your downloads dir
the file must be in the dir that gdebi is run.
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Re: skype won't install

Postby llewellen » 2018-04-13 04:24

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drew@dell:~$ su
Password:
root@dell:/home/drew# gdebi /home/drew/Downloads skypeforlinux-64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Unknown package type '/home/drew/Downloads', exiting
root@dell:/home/drew#
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Re: skype won't install

Postby 4D696B65 » 2018-04-13 05:06

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gdebi /home/drew/Downloads/skypeforlinux-64.deb

not
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gdebi /home/drew/Downloads skypeforlinux-64.deb
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Re: skype won't install

Postby llewellen » 2018-04-13 05:23

Go ahead and laugh, I have it coming. Duh?? Thank you! I appreciate your help. Skype now running fine.

But why wasn't the GDebi GUI doing it?
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Re: skype won't install

Postby 4D696B65 » 2018-04-13 08:44

llewellen wrote:But why wasn't the GDebi GUI doing it?

Did you run it as root or normal user?
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