The following article provides you with a simple to follow procedure on how to install video chat and voice call application Skype on Debian 9 Stretch.
Privileged access to your Debian 9 Stretch Linux system is required.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Enable i386 Architecture
Skype requires i386 architecture enabled on your system.
# dpkg --add-architecture i386 # apt-get update
If you have not done so yet, install
gdebi command which is a great tool to install l packages and their dependencies:
# apt-get install gdebi
Next, download and install
libssl v1.0.0 library as part of the Skype dependency:
$ wget -q http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openssl/libssl1.0.0_1.0.1t-1+deb8u5_i386.deb
Install previously downloaded
# gdebi libssl1.0.0_1.0.1t-1+deb8u5_i386.deb Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading state information... Done Requires the installation of the following packages: gcc-6-base:i386 libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386 Secure Sockets Layer toolkit - shared libraries This package is part of the OpenSSL project's implementation of the SSL and TLS cryptographic protocols for secure communication over the Internet. . It provides the libssl and libcrypto shared libraries. Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:y
Download and Install Skype
Download the Skype Debian package:
$ wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-deb
gdebi to install skype along with all its dependencies:
# gdebi skype-install.deb ... Wherever you are, wherever they are Skype keeps you together. Call, see, message and share with others. * It's free to download and join. * Call, instant message and send photos and documents to anyone else on Skype. * And with a webcam you can catch up face-to-face with a video call. * Call mobiles and landlines worldwide at low rates. * Easily text message anywhere in the world. * Get your friends together on a conference call. . And that's just the start... Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:y
If the above Skype installation completed successfully, you can start Skype from the command line with:
or from your GUI start menu.