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Installation of I386 Skype on Debian 64bit

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Skype for linux comes only in 32bit version. When you attempt to install Skype 32bit version on 64bit architecture you will get the following error:

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dpkg: error processing skype-debian_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb (--install):
 package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 skype-debian_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb

First, you will have to enable Multi-Arch:

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# dpkg --add-architecture i386
# apt-get update

Then, download the i386 package as above and install:

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# wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-deb
# dpkg -i skype-install.deb

If you then proceed with:

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# apt-get -f install

SOURCE: Debian.org

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