installing empathy-skype does not allow me to add skype account to empathy

Bug #1209334 reported by _dan_ on 2013-08-07
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pidgin-skype (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

After installing empathy-skype i can not add my skype account to empathy.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: empathy-skype 20130613+svn660+dfsg-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.10.0-6.17-generic 3.10.3
Uname: Linux 3.10.0-6-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Aug 7 19:31:21 2013
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: pidgin-skype
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

_dan_ (dan-void) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in pidgin-skype (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Gabriele Giacone (ggzero) wrote :

Have you installed non-free proprietary skype client?

_dan_ (dan-void) wrote :

Yes of course.
The Problem is that, i think, the way ubuntu/gnome3 conflict in adding accounts to empathy.
While i can not add an account directly to empathy on ubuntu, since it uses the "online accounts" thingie, the empathy-skype package (i think) assumes i can or assumes i am using g3 and only adds the option to empathy, not to online accounts which i cant access under ubuntu/unity.

Using g3 it works.

Gabriele Giacone (ggzero) wrote :

Never used ubuntu, i've packaged it for Debian and seems to work fine.

So once you run "empathy" or "empathy-accounts" from command line and add skype account, do you keep seeing "online accounts" only?

_dan_ (dan-void) wrote :

empathy from command line brings up normal empathy, when i access accounts the "online-accounts" thingie from ubuntu starts.
When i execute "empathy-accounts" the normal empathy account window opens, no skype option tho.

Gabriele Giacone (ggzero) wrote :

> When i execute "empathy-accounts" the normal empathy account window opens, no skype option tho.

You click on "+" button, "Adding new account" window opens and can't you see skype dbus and skype x11 among protocols?

Gabriele Giacone (ggzero) wrote :

on old telepathy-haze versions (< 0.7.0) they appear as bigbrownchunx-skype and bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus and you can't see their icons

_dan_ (dan-void) wrote :

Thats right, no options for skype there when running unity.
I dont think adding accounts should be done via empathy-accounts in unity anyhow, now way to access that menu via the gui.
ö.
i think empathy-skype should register somewhere in the online-accounts thingie from ubuntu/unity.

no idea what telepathy-haze is :/

_dan_ (dan-void) wrote :

Correction

When opening empathy-accounts bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus is indeed there and working (i think only after installing pidgin-skype?)
Just empathy-accounts not accessible in unity.

Gabriele Giacone (ggzero) wrote :

Telepathy-haze manages protocols via libpurple (pidgin). skype plugin is a libpurple one.

http://packages.debian.org/unstable/telepathy-haze

empathy-account should open "Messaging and VOIP Accounts" window where you can add/remove accounts: "plus"/"minus" buttons just above "Help" button. Can't you find "+" button?

Gabriele Giacone (ggzero) wrote :

ok

> (i think only after installing pidgin-skype?)

Nope, empathy-skype depends on pidgin-common which contains the plugin. pidgin-skype and empathy-skype just contains protocol icons for pidgin and empathy (which you can't see till you upgrade t-haze to at least 0.7, saucy ships 0.8)).
So if you don't use pidgin, you can remove pidgin-skype you probably manually installed.

Gabriele Giacone (ggzero) wrote :

s/pidgin-common/pidgin-skype-common/

"empathy-accounts" does indeed open this window, the problem is there is no
way to get to this window via the unity/empathy gui, since in unity one is
supposed to add ones online accounts in the online accounts thingie( i
guess)
empathy-skype should register there somehow.
"Messaging and VOIP Accounts" window is not used at all in ubuntu/unity.

On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 12:29 AM, Gabriele Giacone <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> ok
>
> > (i think only after installing pidgin-skype?)
>
> Nope, empathy-skype depends on pidgin-common which contains the plugin.
> pidgin-skype and empathy-skype just contains protocol icons for pidgin and
> empathy (which you can't see till you upgrade t-haze to at least 0.7, saucy
> ships 0.8)).
> So if you don't use pidgin, you can remove pidgin-skype you probably
> manually installed.
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szymek 00 (szymek00) wrote :

Hello, I installed skype 4.2.0.11, empathy 3.8.4 telepathy-haze 0.6.0-1 and empathy-skype 20130613, added skype through empathy-accounts and allowed in skype, but it can't connect.

I also have this error:
~empathy-accounts
(empathy-accounts:3037): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: instance with invalid (NULL) class pointer
(empathy-accounts:3037): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_handler_disconnect: assertion 'G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

Is there a way to solve it?

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