Re: [Ekiga-list] newbie

On 17/09/2019, selinger mathstat dal ca <selinger mathstat dal ca> wrote:

this is a newbie question. I am trying to install Ekiga on an Ubuntu
19.04 system. I ran into several problems:

* there doesn't seem to be an ekiga package in Ubuntu 19.04. At any
  rate, "apt install ekiga" said there was no such package.

* I downloaded the sources. "configure" complained about a missing
  Boost library, so I installed it with "apt install libboost-dev".
  Now I get the following:

checking for boostlib >= 1.34... yes
checking whether the Boost::Signals library is available... yes
configure: error: Could not find a version of the library!

  Since the previous two answers were "yes", I am not sure what is
  missing on the last line, nor how to install it. I'm not sure what
  "the library" is, if it is not "boostlib >= 1.34" or

Do you have some up-to-date installation instructions? I did check
the wiki at
"";, but it
hasn't been updated since 2013 (the Ubuntu instructions date to 2011).

Or if this project is dead, is there a replacement that you can

Thanks, -- Peter


I believe that you are better not trying to install Ekiga, especcially
as a new user.

No new development is being done, and, Ekiga is no longer fully
supported, insofar as I am aware.

Whilst some people have an ideological objection to it, because it is
now owned and operated by Microsoft, and, also, its functionality has
been progressively reduced, over the years, since Microsoft took it
over, I recommend trying Skype, which is available for Ubuntu Linux,
of which, I currently run UbuntuMATE 16.04 (as my preferred OS) and
18.04; both are LTS versions.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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