Saturday, July 24, 2010

Install Skype on Ubuntu


Install Skype on Ubuntu from a terminal is not very complicated, for that we will follow following steps in a terminal with sudo privileges.

Install Skype for ubuntu 64 bits :
  • wget -c http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_amd64.deb
  • sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_amd64.deb
  • rm skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_amd64.deb
Install Skype for ubuntu 32bit :
  • wget -c http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb
  • sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb
  • rm skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb
In script mode, for which he does not know that architecture is
  • # Skype
  • Tipo=`uname -m`
  • if [ "$Tipo" = "x86_64" ]
  • then
  • wget -c http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_amd64.deb
  • sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_amd64.deb
  • rm skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_amd64.deb
  • else
  • wget -c http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb
  • sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb
  • rm skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb
  • fi
  • #
Using gedit we can save as skype.sh and run it from terminal
  • chmod 755 skype.sh
  • chmod +x skype.sh
  • sh skype.sh
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