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: 0.068104
First Submitted: 2016-06-18 13:13
Last Updated: 2021-12-31 14:49

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veganvelociraptr commented on 2017-01-29 11:03

Bummer! After updating to qt5 5.8.0, Blink won't start. The error I get is:
Cannot mix incompatible Qt library (version 0x50701) with this library (version 0x50800)

I tried rebuilding python2-sipsimple, but still get the same error.

wlp7s0 commented on 2017-01-27 08:05

Thanks again! Can confirm it works fine with python-sipsimple 3.1 and latest qt4 packages too

ogarcia commented on 2017-01-27 07:32

@wlp7s0 Yes, the PKGBUILD in pastebin

wlp7s0 commented on 2017-01-27 06:30

Thanks a lot ogarcia for updating the package. Can you please also provide another source to PKGBUILD file because I have over quota error from

veganvelociraptr commented on 2017-01-26 17:53

Thank you ogarcia, I can confirm it's working fine with sipsimple 3.1.0.

ogarcia commented on 2017-01-26 17:16

OK. I have the update. Take note that new package depends of updated python-sipsimple 3.1.0, and, at this moment, the python-sipsimple package is not updated in AUR.

In meantime, please pick this PKGBUILD to update python-sipsimple BEFORE update blink.

Pastebin mirror of PKGBUILD.

NOTE: After qt5 5.8 update you must rebuild ALL AUR dependencies of blink and blink itself to avoid "mix incompatible Qt library" issue.

ogarcia commented on 2017-01-26 15:16

@theforeigner Hi, sorry for delay.

I do several test yesterday about udate blink to 3.0.1 but it fails with some errors. I'll work on it to update pkgbuild this afternoon. Stay tuned!

veganvelociraptr commented on 2017-01-26 13:07

Woohoo! I got Blink 3.0.1 running by installing it and all the dependencies manually.

python-sipsimple 3.1 installed by just altering the PKGBUILD. I'm no arch guru nor anyway near a pro, so I downloaded the Blink 3.0.1 zip manually from github. Then I proceeded to manually build and install the python files.

I also had to install python2-pyqt5 and python2-google-api-python-client to get it running. And there's the irritating bug when using any GTK based DE that prevents the Blink tray icon to be displaying, to which I used the "dbus-launch blink" workaround to get it back.

...but it works!

I hope all this is some help to you, ogarcia.

Once again, I apologize for not knowing my way around Arch Linux in general and PKGBUILD in particular and that these few pointers is all I can offer.

veganvelociraptr commented on 2017-01-26 12:40

@ogarcia: Is there any possibility you could upgrade this package to blink 3.0.1? I believe it fixes the recent errors that occur with newer python/qt4 version. On the other hand, it relies on a newer python-sipsimple 3.1.0, which could mean a great deal of work involved:

wlp7s0 commented on 2017-01-24 08:36

I have this problem too after last full system upgrade.
Downgrade those packages for blink to work:
pyqt4-common-4.12-1 -> pyqt4-common-4.11.4-5
python2-pyqt4-4.12-1 -> python2-pyqt4-4.11.4-5
python2-sip-4.19-1 -> python2-sip-4.18.1-2
python-sip-4.19-1 -> python-sip-4.18.1-2
sip-4.19-1 -> sip-4.18.1-2

Sip client is a critical application for me. I think we should wait till blink will update to use new python versions, till then I stuck with old python versions. And let's hope other applications won't update to use just the last python libraries.)