Re: [Ekiga-list] newbie

On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:46:09 +0800
Bret Busby via ekiga-list <ekiga-list gnome org> wrote:

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

  Not sure if this is any help, but maybe also try Retroshare

  I have wanted to use Ekiga for years, even way back when it was some other
  name I can't remember at the moment. Unfortunately I have few friends who care
  about computer use or anything they use on them (they're all the kind who
  could care less, just so it works, and of course they're all M$ users too), so
  I never was able to install and use Ekiga, though I sure wish I could.
  Presently, if there's any cost whatsoever involved, I'm unable to use it as
  I've fallen on hard times and barely able to keep a roof over my head much
  less spend a few dollars on something for software use.

  Hopefully though that Retroshare thing may help. Let us know if you do at
  least try it...though I suppose it'd be a bit rude here on the Ekiga list (my
  apologies to the Ekiga owners/makers!).


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