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[edit] How to install Skype on Nokia n8x0 running Mer.

These instructions are tested to be working on Mer 0.15, n810. But note that you will fail to login due to Skype thinking there's no network available.

First you'll have to add needed repositories:

In XTerminal:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tableteer.list

copy/paste in following:

deb /
deb diablo user

Press Ctrl+x to close the editor and click "y" when it asks if you want to save changes.

Next, update repos:

sudo apt-get update

Then Install the skype:

sudo apt-get install skype

You'll face a bunch of problems, so a little dpkg --forcing is needed.

Run this: (one big command, don't split it)

sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives /libjinglebase0.3-0_0.3.12-3ubuntu1_armel.deb /var/cache/apt/archives/libjinglep2p0.3-0_0.3.12-3ubuntu1_armel.deb /var/cache/apt/archives/gstreamer0.10-plugins-farsight_0.12.10-2_armel.deb /var/cache/apt/archives/libfarsight0.1-3_0.1.28-2_armel.deb

Finalize the install:

sudo apt-get install -f


sudo apt-get install skype

You can also remove the repository file to avoid future package conflicts:

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tableteer.list

That's it! Skype should be installed now, if it doesn't show up in the application menu yet, you can start it from terminal or reboot (Menu item should appear after reboot)