[Pkg-telepathy-maintainers] Bug#704232: empathy broken during Debian freeze

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.com.au
Sat Mar 30 09:23:56 UTC 2013


I've been using empathy in Debian testing/wheezy, which is currently
frozen pending a stable release

gabble 0.16.5-1

In December, I was definitely able to use audio/video calls over Jabber
(I have an ejabberd server)

Now, it is not working.  I've posted a bug report here:
with logs.

Looking through the mailing list history, I came across this post:

It suggests that empathy gets TURN servers from Google.  I can't find
anywhere to configure my TURN server manually.  It would be a big
surprise for many Debian users to find that all their media streams are
silently routed via a Google TURN server.  It also seems that if
Google's API changes, the audio/video capability in Empathy would
suddenly stop working, and that may explain why it is not working for me
any more.  So I posted another bug report about the dependency on Google:

Can anybody comment on this?  Is there some way I can configure and test
it against an open source TURN server, such as the reTurn package from
Debian?  Can it discover TURN servers dynamically by DNS SRV lookup?



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