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Hi ! I've installed Bodhi on an asus eeepc 901 (32 bit) and i can't find how to install skype on it.. i've tried all i can find on this forum, but nothing works. Skype's website only propose to download the 64b version (or am i dumb?), i found an other version deep in the internet, i've installed it and when i opened the application it just said "error" and no explanation. Now i've purge Skype from my netbook (purge and not only removed the packages, so i can't give you any screenshot or anything) to be sure all is clean before retrying to install it.

 

Anyone has an idea?

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Bonjour.

 

there should be a 32bit package for the latest release, but not in the default repos. So you need to add the Canonical partner repository. This needs only to remove a # in front of a line in your sources.list. You can use epad for this (as root).

sudo epad /etc/apt/sources.list

 Find this part:

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner

Remove the # before: deb http://archive. . . . .

Save the file and close it. Next run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skype

This version should work with the 32 bit install.

 

Enjoy,

Charles

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Hi

  I have Bodhi version 2.4.0 32 bit with skype 4.3, I need to update skype before July 1st.  I followed the instructions above and it said I had the latest version already 4.3.0.37.   I removed skype and then installed it, still 4.3.0.37.  I actually had to add the 2 lines above to the /etc/apt/sources.list as they weren't already in the file.   When I did the sudo apt-get update  I saw the xenial files updated.  How do I update skype to  aversion that works after July 1st?  

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Long story short: You can't. 

MS has ditched the 32bit support for skype. A skypeforlinux-64.deb can be found on their download site and that is easy to install but requires a 64bit system and OS. This is closed source software and the community has no access to it.

 

If your processor can handle 64 bit you could of course do a fresh install, support for 2.4.0 has ended anyway.

 

Enjoy,

Charles

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Thanks Charles,

                         I thought that was the case, unfortunately I have no access to the laptop,  I'll update it to 64 bit in a couple of months when I do,  until then no more skype.   MS does it again.

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I had the same problem. I have installed Rambox on Bodhi. That seems a workaround.

 

I downloaded the .deb file 'Rambox_0.5.14-ia32.deb'

 

Get it from here:

 

https://github.com/saenzramiro/rambox/releases/tag/0.5.14

 

Then open a Terminology and type:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/Rambox_0.5.13-ia32.deb

It did not work in one go on my laptop, I had to install libappindicator1 first. I did that using Synaptic Package Manager.

 

I've found the information on a Ubuntu forum:

 

https://askubuntu.com/questions/978489/installing-32-bit-version-of-skype-on-ubuntu-16-04

 

I just did it half an hour ago, but it seems to be working. I could type-chat with a contact. I am not sure if all the Skype functionality is in there though. Like webcam and calling. Have not tried it yet.

 

 

 

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