Error while trying to install Skype in Ubuntu

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I need your help. I just installed Ubuntu and I tried to install Skype but I get the following error message: Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libqt4-core.

I tried to install libq4-core from the terminal but the package could not be found. Any idea why this is happening? I really need Skype for my work. Thank you guys.

Dependency is not satisfiable: libqt4-core

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Dependency is not satisfiable: libqt4-core

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Error while trying to install Skype in Ubuntu

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Hi,
 
When you are running Skype with Ubuntu 11.10 on a 64-bit platform then you will receive this kind of error. 
libxss1 and a few other libraries have been removed from ia32- libs package.

 

The reason for this one is that libxss1 and some other libraries have been already removed from ia32-libs package. It is recommended to enable multiarch and install as well the extra 32-bit libraries by hand:
Echo foreign-architecture i386 | sudo tee /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/multiarch sudo aptitude update
Sudo aptitude installs libxss1:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqt4-dbus:i386
 
The above is all that is required to have Skype working on a statistically complied version. You will need to pull an extra package if you are currently running the compiled version dynamically or coming from the mediabuntu and other sources.
Sudo aptitude installs libqtgui4:i386
 
Based on experience however, there are many unnecessary packages pulled and many are broken.
Update: I tried doing a fresh install of Oneiric and then determining the list of packages that needs to be installed to get
 
Skype working properly. You can do a bug/pester Skype instead of real 64-bit binaries. 
Sudo aptitude installs libxss1:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqt4 – dbus:i386
libasound2:i386 libxv1:i386 libsm6:i386 libxi6:i386 libXrender1:i386
libxrandr2:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libfontconfig1:i386

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