Introduction to Ekiga

Ekiga is a VoIP, IP Telephony, and Video Conferencing application that allows you to make audio and video calls to remote users with SIP or H.323 compatible hardware and software. It supports many audio and video codecs and all modern VoIP features for both SIP and H.323. Ekiga is the first Open Source application to support both H.323 and SIP, as well as audio and video.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 platform.

Package Information

Ekiga Dependencies


Boost-1.57.0, gnome-icon-theme-3.12.0, GTK+-2.24.26 and Opal-3.10.10



Avahi-0.6.31, Evolution Data Server, GNOME Doc Utils and OpenLDAP-2.4.40

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/ekiga

Installation of Ekiga

Install Ekiga by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr     \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --disable-eds     \
            --disable-gdu     \
            --disable-ldap    \
            --disable-scrollkeeper &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-eds: This switch disables support for the Evolution Data Server. Remove if you have installed Evolution Data Server.

--disable-gdu: This switch disables documentation generation using GNOME Doc Utils. Remove if you have installed GNOME Doc Utils.

--disable-ldap: This switch disables LDAP support in Ekiga. Remove if you have installed OpenLDAP.

--disable-scrollkeeper: Use this parameter if you have installed Rarian but wish to disable the updates to the Scrollkeeper database.

--disable-dbus: This switch disables D-Bus support. Use if you have not installed D-Bus.

--enable-avahi: This switch enables use of the Avahi with Ekiga. Use if you have installed Avahi.



If you have not installed recommended dependencies you will need additional switches passed to configure. Examine ./configure --help output to see all available switches.


Installed Programs: ekiga, ekiga-config-tool and ekiga-helper
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/ekiga, /usr/share/gnome/help/ekiga, /usr/share/omf/ekiga, /usr/share/pixmaps/ekiga and /usr/share/sounds/ekiga

Short Descriptions


is a SIP and H.323 VoIP, IP Telephony and Video Conferencing application which complies to the SIP and H.323 protocols.

Last updated on 2015-03-03 11:19:14 -0800