[Blink] Blink Broken and Uninstallable on Debian 8 & Xubuntu 14.04

Charles Rocha rochacj at yahoo.com
Mon May 16 13:34:20 CEST 2016

Thank you for your speedy response. Following your instructions, the easiest way is to enable the backports repository and install (or re-install) Blink using this:

apt-get install -t jessie-backports blink

Now Blink is working again on my Debian Jessie system. My friend would like to try Blink on his Kubuntu 14.04 system, but I guess he’ll have to wait on that.

You know, since the new version of Blink is not complete, perhaps it would be wise to keep the previous version in the repositories until it is. And if Blink depends on external packages that are no longer available, perhaps you can ask those devs to keep their older versions available for your users until the migration is complete.

In any case, I’m glad we got this resolved. Thank you again!

On Mon, 5/16/16, Saúl Ibarra Corretgé <saul at ag-projects.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Blink] Blink Broken and Uninstallable on Debian 8 & Xubuntu	14.04
 To: "Blink Support Forum" <blink at lists.ag-projects.com>
 Date: Monday, May 16, 2016, 12:22 PM
 > On
 14 May 2016, at 21:14, Charles Rocha <rochacj at yahoo.com>
 > Greetings
 > I was
 running Blink 1.4.2 on a Debian 8 system without a problem.
 This evening I enabled the ag-projects repository for Blink
 and let it upgrade. (It had been disabled since I installed
 Blink some time last year.). Some packages updated. Now
 Blink will not start.
 > Here’s the message in the terminal:
 > The following
 packages have unmet dependencies:
 > blink
 : Depends: python-sipsimple (>= 3.0.0) but 2.6.0jessie is
 to be installed
 > E: Unable to correct
 problems, you have held broken packages.
 > Also, for the last
 few weeks or so, I haven’t been able to install Blink on
 Xubuntu 14.04 or Debian 8 systems. The package
 manager complains of broken packages and missing
 > Is
 there a solution for this? And is there any way to get my
 previous installation working again?
 Hi Charles,
 Blink 2.0.0 won’t work on
 *Ubuntu 14.04 due to some new dependencies we need which are
 not available. In order to get Blink working on Debian 8
 you’ll need to install some packages from the
 jessie-backports repositories. Make sure you have them
 enabled and install the dependencies for python-sipsimple
 and python-otr (check them with apt-cache show), they are
 basically liar*-ffmpeg* and python-cryptography.
 Ibarra Corretgé
 AG Projects
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