ekiga is not in karmic koala, why? did you took it out?

Asked by manzur

Distribution: Ubuntu 9.10 alpha 2- Karmic Koala
As you can see in the screen shot ubuntu did not install ekiga by default, why?
Maybe it's not installable because of wrong dependencies, is some one having the same problem??
please help!

Question information

English Edit question
Ubuntu ekiga Edit question
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
Last reply:
Revision history for this message
manzur (sl-solaris) said :
Revision history for this message
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) said :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs .

Revision history for this message
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) said :

Yes, it's been removed from the default install.

For the time being at least, Empathy has replaced both Pidgin and Ekiga.

Revision history for this message
Anders (andersja+launchpad-net) said :

manzur, as Chris writes, Empathy is the go-to solution for voice chat:


Revision history for this message
manzur (sl-solaris) said :

wokay, empathy looks good, when is it going to replace pidgin, or better, when is it going to support camera and audio perfectly?

Revision history for this message
Teg (teg-xd) said :

as Chris wrote, Empathy will probably replace both Ekiga and Pidgin for the release of Karmic.

Revision history for this message
I'M YourOnly.One 🔏 (techmagus) said :

In a related question, since Empathy will be replacing Ekiga as well, has the problem with Empathy not being able to connect to Ekiga been solved at least for Karmic? ('Coz it still isn't in Jaunty)

Revision history for this message
Yannick Defais (sevmek) said :

AFAIK, Empathy is severely broken with the SIP protocol:

SIP calls no longer work (Incompatibility with telepathy-sofiasip)

Empathy do not support NAT for SIP: NAT traversal for SIP using Empathy

SIP/Ekiga accounts don't store contacts

IMHO, SIP protocol is just broken in the Karmic default install...

Best regards,

Revision history for this message
Yannick Defais (sevmek) said :

You can also follow this "bug": Replace Pidgin and Ekiga with Empathy

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask manzur for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.