How to install Skype on Debian 9 Stretch Linux -

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.

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Richard “daddychew” Anderson

OK, followed all above and in comments, seemed to work but Skype wouldn’t launch :frowning:
Found this elsewhere and it worked for me…

"apt-get update"
"apt-get upgrade"
"echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list"
"apt-key add SKYPE-GPG-KEY"
"apt-get install apt-transport-https"
"apt-get update"
"apt-get install skypeforlinux"

And simply “skype” to launch

Sorry if not set out in the format normally used for instructions like this, i am very very new to Linux

Primož Majhen

I’s way simpler now.
Download the .deb package and run:
"dpkg -i /Downloads/skypeforlinux-64.deb"
It won’t set it up quite yet due to 1 dependency missing in Debian Stretch. Run:
"apt-get install apt-transport-https"
That’s it, your Skype did set up and is ready to run.


it’s “…deb8u6_i386” now

Richard “daddychew” Anderson -> mnr

Indeed, this needs to be updated with new file name/version


Muy bien!
Very nice!

Thanks for the comments, they really helped!