Howto install Skype on a 64bit Ubuntu 9.04

This post describes how to install Skype, the popular VOIP and video conference program on a 64bit Ubuntu 9.04 (Jauty Jackalope) system.

# sudo apt-get install ia32-libs lib32asound2 libqt4-core libqt4-gui 
# wget -O skype-install.deb
# sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture skype-install.deb

The application should now be located under Applications -> Internet -> Skype.