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I'm trying to install Skype on Ubuntu 12, x64. but it is not working. When I try to fix the broken packages I'm getting the following errors:

$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 269 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/15.4 kB of archives.
After this operation, 36.7 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:i386:
 skype-bin:i386 ( breaks skype (<< and is installed.
  Version of skype:i386 to be configured is
dpkg: error processing skype:i386 (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1

Please suggest what I should do to fix this issue.

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This is off-topic here. You should move it to – sashoalm Jan 23 '13 at 9:16
You should be asking this in – neelsg Jan 23 '13 at 9:18
What happens if you run sudo apt-get update first? – Eliah Kagan Jan 24 '13 at 3:03

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