How to Install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 15.04


Canonical Partners repository finally adds support for Ubuntu 15.04. Here’s how to enable the repository and install Skype 4.3 in Vivid Vervet

1. Enable Canonical Partners Repository:

The partner repository offer access to proprietary and closed-source software and are not enabled by default.

To enable it, launch Software & Updates from the Unity Dash, go to Other Software tab. Check the first two boxes which say “Canonical Partners” and “Canonical Partners(Source Code)”.

enable canonical partners

If for some reason, you don’t see them in the list, click Add button and add below lines one by one:

deb vivid partner
deb-src vivid partner

2. Install Skype

If you have Synaptic Package Manager installed (available in Software Center), you’re now able to search for and install skype after clicking reload in Synaptic.

If not, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one to refresh system cache and install skype.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install skype skype-bin

Once installed, launch Skype from the Dash/Menu and enjoy!

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  1. Friend … I installed exactly as you explained, but when I try to connect it back to the login screen. which can be. already removed and installed it several times. thank you!

  2. Thank you

  3. Thank you, very useful and easy to understand

  4. Robert Jean Leleu

    curiously muon doesn’t see any skype
    skype-bin is not found by install
    but endjy skype-i386 did install

  5. While the above instructions work to install Skype, the theme for Skype will not be correct. To fix the theme, an additional step is required:

    sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386

  6. Too bad Microsoft now owns Skype. I don’t see any updates anymore from Skype for Linux 🙁