[jitsi-dev] Help (Ubuntu 10.04)

Dear Package Maintainer,

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and Lubuntu 10.04; the machines have different
specifications in terms of memory, cpu numbers, etc.

Ubuntu 10.04 has been End-Of-Life for nearly a year now. You should upgrade to 12.04 as it is the current LTS and still receives security updates.


I am using Skype, at the moment, but I am looking for alternatives to
it and your application came up as one of them.
I tried to install the most recent available version from your website
which is "jitsi_2.5.5065-1_i386.deb", but it failed to install [and I
tried more than once]; long story short, the most recent version I
could install was "jitsi_2.2.4603.9615-1_i386.deb"; this is where the
problem begins...
But before that, this is the error message I get when trying to
install the latest version:

   dpkg-deb: file `/.../jitsi_2.5-latest_i386.deb' contains
ununderstood data member data.tar.xz, giving up
   dpkg: error processing /.../jitsi_2.5-latest_i386.deb (--install):
subprocess dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile returned error exit status 2
   Errors were encountered while processing:

The error message here is caused by your version of dpkg being too old. Ubuntu 10.04 has dpkg 1.15.5.x. In March 2010, in dpkg 1.15.6, support was added for xz compression (to replace the previous use of gzip). All current versions of Ubuntu have a newer version of dpkg which supports xz.




On March 24, 2014 8:31:54 AM EDT, adel.lacroix3@hushmail.com wrote: