Jitsi-meet install on Mint 17


I wanted to use Jitsi for conference calls and document/screen sharing w. others.

So I’ve got two options:

  1. Jitsi via browser or
  2. Jitsi installed on my local machine as I understand.

But there have been two dead ends:

  1. Yes it works on my browser (Opera, FF, even Tor) but screen sharing asks me to “go to webstore” (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jitsi-meetings/kglhbbefd123eedjiejgLmgmfplifeb). There is no download link for the plugin!

  2. Install Jitsi on my Mint 17 machine (https://jitsi.org/downloads/):

  • added the ppa
  • did the update
  • sudo apt-get install jitsi-meet … returns incomplete dependencies:
    jitsi-videobridge2 (= 2.1-157-g389b69ff-1)
    jicofo (= 1.0-539-1)
    jitsi-meet-web-config (= 1.0.3928-1)
    jitsi-meet-prosody (= 1.0.3928-1)
  • so sudo apt-get install jitsi-videobridge2 … returns missing dependencies:
    openjdk-8-jre-headless cannot be installed or
    openjdk-11-jre-headless cannot be installed.

Dead end.

Does anyone have a solution for either option 1 or option 2?


PS: Before anyone comes up and says “oh just upgrade your OS”: I’ve got lots of things on it that I would lose if I upgraded. Not keen on it!

You will not be able to install jitsi-meet there. I suspect and your browsers are old enough that are no longer supported, we normally support one of the Electron versioins we use … (currently that is chrome 68) and latest Firefox ESR.
The only option for you that I see is to try using the electron desktop client, I’m not even sure that will run there, but you can give it a try https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet-electron/releases and use meet.jit.si from there.