I have looked quite thoroughly for an answer to this question to no avail. I am trying to install Skype on Debian amd64 (with Xfce, which shouldn't make any difference...).
After installing Skype the ''normal'' way
#dpkg --add-architecture i386 #apt-get update #wget -O skype.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-deb #dpkg -i skype.deb
some dependencies cannot be satisfied, so I tried:
#apt-get install -f
to fix the broken packages. But this only seems to remove skype. So, something is seriously wrong. In particular these dependencies:
libqt4-dbus:i386 libqt4-network:i386 libqtwebkit4:i386
are not met.
I am, however, unable to install any of them. I end up having to install
libdbus-1-3:i386, but it will break
libdbus-1-3, which in turn breaks
The following packages have unmet dependencies: libdbus-1-3 : Breaks: libdbus-1-3:i386 (!= 1.6.8-1+deb7u1) but 1.6.8-1 is to be installed libdbus-1-3:i386 : Breaks: libdbus-1-3 (!= 1.6.8-1) but 1.6.8-1+deb7u1 is to be installed skype:i386 : Depends: libqt4-dbus:i386 (>= 4:4.5.3) but it is not going to be installed Depends: libqt4-network:i386 (>= 4:4.8.0) but it is not going to be installed Depends: libqtwebkit4:i386 (>= 2.1.0~2011week13) but it is not going to be installed
There is one word in German for this situation: zwickenmuehle.