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Skype Debian Squeeze x86_64

Officially, Skype is not supported on 64-bit Debian. In reality, it works perfectly.

If you try to install the official .deb package, dpkg will give you an error:

root@lambda:~# dpkg -i skype-debian_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb 
dpkg: error processing skype-debian_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb (--install):
 package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Errors were encountered while processing:

This package works fine if the architecture check is overridden.

root@lambda:~# dpkg -i --force-architecture getskype-linux-deb

** :!:UPDATE :!:

Since this article was written, Skype have released a proper Debian x86_64 package.**

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