I just got around to downloading The new LTS release from Ubuntu which is 10.04. I have to admit as a long time Gentoo Linux user I am very impressed with the speed of 10.04. There are some annoying bugs but I am working on sorting those out and I will try to post some of the results. So this morning I needed to get Skype going so i decided to whip up a quick piece on installing Skype on the newest Ubuntu.
First thing we need to do is download the .debs:
- wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-32
There are a few extra packages you will need so lets grab those:
- apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2
Note: You must bee root to install these or use the sudo command
Once those packages are installed we need to install the .deb we downloaded locally:
- dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-intrepid_188.8.131.52-1_amd64.deb
Note: If you downloaded the 32 bit one it will be named different.
Thats all there is to it. You should now have a Skype icon in your menu or if you are using a tiling window manager like I use you would just type “skype” to launch the binary.