Re: [Ekiga-list] Ekiga test today

On 22/02/13 19:34, Bret Busby wrote:
On Thu, 21 Feb 2013, Eugen Dedu wrote:

Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:35:52
From: Eugen Dedu <Eugen Dedu pu-pm univ-fcomte fr>
Reply-To: Ekiga mailing list <ekiga-list gnome org>
To: Ekiga mailing list <ekiga-list gnome org>
Subject: Re: [Ekiga-list] Ekiga test today

On 17/02/13 06:31, Bret Busby wrote:
Anyway, the latest version of Ekiga that shows in the Debian package
repository, for Debian 6, is the Ekiga v 3.2.7-2, that I mentioned above
as being installed on this computer, which is running Debian 6.0.x
amd64, on an Intel I3 CPU.

I suggest you to install ekiga frome experimental
(, if you know how to do
that, or otherwise wait for 1-2 months until it appears in unstable.


From the web page specified;

versions ...
4.0.0-1 "

I am running, as stated above; 3.2.7-2 - the version applicable to
Debian stable (Debian 6.0.x).

In Debian, the experimental version (the version of Debian that is
running 4.0.0-1), is known as "sid", named after the boy in Toy Story,
who was known for breaking things; thus, Debian experimental is regarded
as being known to break things. Similarly, any package for Debian
experimental, is not regarded as being appropriate to instal on any
system that is used for running software for any purpose other than
testing software and repeatedly rebuilding the system due to damage done
by the software being tested.

Or, that is my understanding, anyway.

Other people may understand it differently.

Perhaps, if Ekiga 4.x is released as a Debian package (.deb file) that
can be installed by the Debian package managers, on Debian 6.0.x, it
would be used more by users, as it would then be easy to instal, as is
the package stored in the Debian Linux 6.0.x repository.

One of the things then to ask - are the personal data and configuration
settings, stored in the home directory, or, within the ekiga
installation directory?

In home directory.

If the information is stored in the home directory, then installing a
new version of the software, should not eliminate the existing data, but
the existing data should be picked up by the new version of the
software, upon running it for the first time, after installation.

You are right.


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