I am trying to install Skype using skype tar package from the dynamic option on skype download page.

I moved the skype binary to /usr/bin and rest files to /usr/share/skype as per the readme.

I am still unable to start skype using command on terminal


or in /usr/bin:

cd /usr/bin

How can I install Skype?

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    Why aren't you using the deb version of skype package?
    – Lizardx
    Nov 10, 2015 at 6:38
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    @Lizardx i was hoping that i could avoid i386 libraries.. but turns out I can't Nov 10, 2015 at 12:19

1 Answer 1


On Mint from repository:
apt-get install skype

On Debian Jessie:
dpkg --add-architecture i386
aptitude update

aptitude install libc6:i386 libqt4-dbus:i386 libqt4-network:i386 libqt4-xml:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqtgui4:i386 libqtwebkit4:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxss1:i386 libxv1:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libpulse0:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386

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

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