Package Details: blink 5.1.8-2

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Package Base: blink
Description: Fully featured, easy to use SIP client with a Qt based UI
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Keywords: SIP VoIP
Licenses: GPL-3+
Submitter: ogarcia
Maintainer: jonathon (josemslopes)
Last Packager: josemslopes
Votes: 11
Popularity: 0.067987
First Submitted: 2016-06-18 13:13
Last Updated: 2021-12-31 14:49

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jsteel commented on 2017-07-14 13:14

I can't get screen sharing to work. The window pops up but it is empty. Audio, file transfer and chat all work great. Do you think there's a missing dependency for screen sharing; does it work for you? Thanks

wlp7s0 commented on 2017-04-29 15:31

Thank you, can confirm it works!

afv commented on 2017-04-28 12:42

About the "ImportError: cannot import name RAND_egd":

After trying to downgrade openssl without success (conflicts with openssl-1.0 and libopenssl-1.0-compat packages) I edited
to remove the line that imports RAND_egd (line 92) and Blink started again. :)

veganvelociraptr commented on 2017-04-25 13:13

After updating and rebooting, I got the same error as @square252 and @Syco below. Removing blink and reinstalling it with all dependencies resulted in this weird error when building python2-sipsimple:

error: PJSIP TLS support was disabled, OpenSSL development files probably not present on this system

I'm guessing this has something to do with an update that was made to OpenSSL.
EDIT: Yep, Skype and Spotify don't work either, because of the update to OpenSSL. Changes have been posted to their install packages to make them work again by using libopenssl-1.0-compat and libcurl-openssl-1.0. Unfortunately it's not enough to just install those two packages to also get Blink to work again. :(

square252 commented on 2017-04-25 12:11

Got Sycos error too; ImportError: cannot import name RAND_egd

Syco commented on 2017-04-24 15:36

I've just did a pacman update, followed by a reboot and blink doesn't work anymore.
Here's what I get:

$ blink
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/bin/blink", line 67, in <module>
from blink import Blink
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/blink/", line 15, in <module>
from sipsimple.account import Account, AccountManager, BonjourAccount
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sipsimple/account/", line 24, in <module>
from sipsimple.account.publication import PresencePublisher, DialogPublisher
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sipsimple/account/", line 21, in <module>
from sipsimple.lookup import DNSLookup, DNSLookupError
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sipsimple/", line 35, in <module>
from import socket
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/eventlib/green/", line 91, in <module>
from import (RAND_add,
ImportError: cannot import name RAND_egd

Have anyone ever encountered this error? Thanks.

ogarcia commented on 2017-03-10 08:28

@wlp7s0 I add python2-service-identity as optional dependency if you want avoid the warning.

Take note that if you are using a server without TLS connection or with dedicated certificate you can ignore the warning because blink will work perfectly.

wlp7s0 commented on 2017-03-10 06:38

After recent system update blink shows this error (recompiled and installed latest version):
:0: UserWarning: You do not have a working installation of the service_identity module: 'No module named service_identity'. Please install it from <> and make sure all of its dependencies are satisfied. Without the service_identity module and a recent enough pyOpenSSL to support it, Twisted can perform only rudimentary TLS client hostname verification. Many valid certificate/hostname mappings may be rejected.
ImportError: No module named asn1crypto.algos

To solve:
# pacman -S extra/python2-pip
# pip2 install service_identity

Could not find updated package that broke it, sorry. But installing module again solves the problem.

ogarcia commented on 2017-01-29 11:38

@theforeigner You must rebuild ALL AUR dependencies of blink and blink itself. I think that the better option is uninstall Blink and its dependencies, remove the packages cache in /var/cache/pacman/pkg/ and install again.

But IMPORTANT, rebuild ALL AUR. It's works fine.

veganvelociraptr commented on 2017-01-29 11:21

I wanted to see if updating the AG Projects dependencies would help, as they've been updated fairly recently as well as blink itself. I still get the same error starting blink (Cannot mix incompatible Qt library (version 0x50701) with this library (version 0x50800)), but thought that perhaps you want to update them either way.

Their archiving system of new releases is a mess and it's hard to find the proper download location. Here are those I was able to find:

eventlib 0.2.3 (current one in AUR is 0.2.2):
msrplib 0.19.1 (current one in AUR is 0.19.0):