Any guidance on how to install Linphone 3.10.2 in Fedora?

asked 2016-09-15 05:58:42 -0500

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Linphone is perhaps the only software that meets modern day standards, the only one recently updated, which is open source and fulfills Fedora packaging guidelines. By contrast Firefox Hello is being disabled, Jitsi packages and repository are not gpg signed, kinda old and not included in the official repositoris, Ekiga is outdated and requires post-installation port configuration. Yes there is Webrtc but it relies on proprietary web protocols to function such as non free javascrip in sites that use webrtc. And a desktop app would be nicer. Of course you can use Skype, Viber, the Google Talk Plugin, Google Chrome or Gmail in Chromium to make chat and calls but those are proprietary software. Unfortunately due to problems with building the belle sip which is a LInphone dependency, the latest version of Linphone is not included in Fedora. There is a copr repository "nucleo-linphone" which you can add to install Linphone 3.9 but it is 10 months old and Linphone 3.10.2 has not been built yet. So anybody will installing from source expertise can guide us to install this software directly from source?

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I have tried it to compile it from source but I got lost in the dependency hell. Basically you have few dependencies to be able to build and install Linphone and some of them are bctoolbox and belle-sip which need to be installed from source. I have stack on building bctoolbox from source because it gives some git related issue while trying to build it. Basically, I would recommend that you stick to something that works :-) It would be nice if they bundled RPM package themselves though.

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2016-09-15 11:27:05 -0500 )edit