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
step one :
sudo dpkg -i skype-debian_22.214.171.124-1_i386.deb
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).
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.
sudo apt-get install -f just removes and does not fixes the dependencies.
I'll appreciate 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 .