Unable to add skype account to empathy under unity

Bug #1207353 reported by _dan_ on 2013-08-01
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
empathy (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

I am unable to add my skype account to empathy, since (afaik) online accounts is the only way to do so with empathy under unity.
while in gnome 3, skype appears under accounts in empathy and empathy is happy to use it.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: empathy 3.6.4-0ubuntu4.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-28.41-generic 3.8.13.5
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-28-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8.3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Aug 1 15:11:47 2013
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: empathy
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

_dan_ (dan-void) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this issue and help in making Ubuntu better, and sorry for the delay in getting an answer.

Please check the suggestions in:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/310960/how-to-use-skype-with-empathy-in-13-04

There are a couple of methods suggested there to integrate Skype in Empathy. Sorry I haven't tried them so I don't know if they work.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
_dan_ (dan-void) wrote :

Yes this way it works, however if i use the empathy gui an click on the accounts thingie the ubuntu online account overview opens and there is no skype option. So using the gui, there is no way to add a skype account. This is a ubuntu specific bug.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Skype is still not an option in online accounts of ubuntu and that is very sad.
There should be a package account-plugin-skype or something.

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