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

Asked by manzur on 2009-07-15

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!

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2009-07-17
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2009-09-06
manzur (sl-solaris) said : #1
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) said : #2

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 .

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) said : #3

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

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

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

http://live.gnome.org/Empathy

manzur (sl-solaris) said : #5

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

Teg (teg-xd) said : #6

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

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)

Yannick Defais (sevmek) said : #8

AFAIK, Empathy is severely broken with the SIP protocol:

SIP calls no longer work (Incompatibility with telepathy-sofiasip)
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/telepathy-sofiasip/+bug/409103

Empathy do not support NAT for SIP: NAT traversal for SIP using Empathy
https://bugs.launchpad.net/telepathy-sofiasip/+bug/294994

SIP/Ekiga accounts don't store contacts
https://bugs.launchpad.net/telepathy-sofiasip/+bug/294991

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

Best regards,
Yannick

Yannick Defais (sevmek) said : #9

You can also follow this "bug": Replace Pidgin and Ekiga with Empathy
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/+bug/253765

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