Skype in linux Mint 8 (Helena) broken – how to install (6,243 views)
As of today, the links to the Skype installation files in linux Mint’s software manager are broken.
For users running the live CD version, installing all updates via the Update Manager that might fix the paths is not an option as they will run out of “disk space” before the updates are installed.
Right now the only option is to manually download and install Skype every time.
Here is what happens when running Linux Mint 8 (live CD), MD5: 06fc2f27f8352a2bac5516b86c020755.
All you have to do is get the installation files manually from the skype.com website. Go to www.skype.com and click on their download link and select the Ubuntu 8.10+ 32-bit version or the 64-bit version:
Simply close the message, and click on Install Package.