I have downloaded "multiarch" .deb file for latest skype and unable to install it on latest version of LMDE (linux mint debian edition Xfce x86_64). e.g

1) step one :
   

    sudo dpkg -i skype-debian_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb 


#output:

     dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
     skype depends on libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.5.3).
     skype depends on libqt4-network (>= 4:4.8.0).
     skype depends on libqt4-xml (>= 4:4.5.3).
     skype depends on libqtcore4 (>= 4:4.7.0~beta1).
     skype depends on libqtgui4 (>= 4:4.8.0).
     skype depends on libqtwebkit4 (>= 2.1.0~2011week13).

2) step two (trying fix broken) :
   

    sudo apt-get install -f

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Correcting dependencies... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      libapache2-mod-php5filter
    Suggested packages:
      php-pear
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
      libapache2-mod-php5 php5-cli skype:i386
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      libapache2-mod-php5filter
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 3 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/2,663 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 44.9 MB disk space will be freed.

Here my main concern is the way its removing my LAMP related files e.g:

    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    libapache2-mod-php5 php5-cli skype:i386


I need a way to install skype without upsetting other installed applications.

The sudo apt-get install -f just removes and does not fixes the dependencies. 

I ll appriciate if someone write step-wise commands for the installation of skype and while keeping LAMP intact, and explain why the apache and skype are colliding .