ekg2 - instant messenger and IRC client for UNIX systems

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name ekg2
Package version 0.4~pre+20120506.1
Package release 14build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 6 B
Download size 1.42 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
EKG2 is an open source instant messenger program for UNIX systems. The program
has a plugin-based structure, and supports multiple protocols, currently
Jabber, ICQ, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, RivChat, PolChat, NNTP and RSS.
The program has many useful features. Here is a list - unless specified they
are included in the ekg2-core package.
- irssi-like ncurses interface, with mouse support [ekg2-ui-ncurses]
- experimental GTK+ interface [ekg2-ui-gtk]
- spell checking [ekg2-ui-ncurses]
- jogger.pl blog update support
- a simple CAPTCHA (autoresponder)
- Python and Perl scripting [ekg2-scripting-python, ekg2-scripting-perl]
- launching shell commands on certain events
- encryption support (SIM, GnuPG) [ekg2-core, ekg2-gnupg]
- logging to SQLite, plain text or XML files
- sending SMs (using an external program such as sms-pl)
- mail checking
This is a metapackage which depends on a set of commonly used EKG2 packages.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ekg2_0.4~pre+20120506.1-14build1_i386.deb 0.4~pre+20120506.1 i386 Ubuntu Universe
ekg2 - - -


Name Value
ekg2-core = 1:0.4~pre+20120506.1-14build1
ekg2-jabber = 1:0.4~pre+20120506.1-14build1
ekg2-ui-ncurses = 1:0.4~pre+20120506.1-14build1


Type URL
Binary Package ekg2_0.4~pre+20120506.1-14build1_amd64.deb
Source Package ekg2

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ekg2 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ekg2




2018-02-05 - Dimitri John Ledkov <xnox@ubuntu.com>
ekg2 (1:0.4~pre+20120506.1-14build1) bionic; urgency=high
* No change rebuild against openssl1.1.
2017-11-30 - Mateusz Łukasik <mati75@linuxmint.pl>
ekg2 (1:0.4~pre+20120506.1-14) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Add patch taken from Mageia to fix FTBFS with OpenSSL 1.1.0.
(Closes: #851081)
* debian/control:
- ekg2-scripting-*: Add dependency "Suggests: ekg2-api-docs"
(Closes: #849599)
- ekg2: remove Suggests: sms-pl - it has been removed from
repository 7 years ago.
- Bump Standards-Version to 4.1.1.
2016-12-09 - Mateusz Łukasik <mati75@linuxmint.pl>
ekg2 (1:0.4~pre+20120506.1-13) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Use OpenSSL 1.0.2 instead 1.1.0 to fix FTBFS. (Closes: #828292)
* debian/control:
- Drop ekg2-dbg package.
- Bump dh version to 10.
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8.
- Change XS-Python-Version to all.
- Add dh-python to B-D.
* Drop debian/pycompat.
* debian/rules:
- Enable hardening.
- Remove *.la files.
* Fix multiple spelling errors.
* Fix debian/copyright.
* Drop menu files.
2016-03-19 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
ekg2 (1:0.4~pre+20120506.1-12) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Add graphviz to Build-Depends. Documentation was incomplete, but
this package did not FTBFS because of Bug #818379 in doxygen.
* Fix debian/copyright encoding. Patch by Jakub Wilk. Closes: #798822.
2015-09-08 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
ekg2 (1:0.4~pre+20120506.1-11) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Use override_dh_installdocs-arch and override_dh_installdocs-indep
so that the "Architecture: all" autobuilder does not FTBFS.
2015-09-07 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
ekg2 (1:0.4~pre+20120506.1-10) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* debian/rules: Drop topgit stuff.
* debian/rules: Switch to automake-1.15. Closes: #797230.
* debian/control: Drop alternative for autopoint, which is old enough.
* Add debian/patches/we-will-do-fine-without-the-compile-time.diff
which removes the use of compile_time() function everywhere.
2015-05-03 - Andreas Metzler <ametzler@debian.org>
ekg2 (1:0.4~pre+20120506.1-9) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* gnutls_deprecated.diff: Stop using deprecated (and removed in 3.4.0)
gnutls*set_priority functions. Closes: #624036
* testsuite_ignore_pc_subdirectory.diff: Fixup testsuite error by ignoring
.pc subdirectory when scanning for gettext input files.
* Drop ekg recommends for ekg2-dbg. Closes: #778755
2014-08-05 - Andreas Metzler <ametzler@debian.org>
ekg2 (1:0.4~pre+20120506.1-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Upload to unstable.
2014-08-03 - Andreas Metzler <ametzler@debian.org>
ekg2 (1:0.4~pre+20120506.1-7) experimental; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Build against libgnutls28-dev. Closes: #753024
* Add missing "add" to ekg2-core package description (Thanks, Beatrice
Torracca).  Closes: #621852
* Use debhelper v9 mode to get dpkg-buildflags support. However set libdir
(used for plugins) to /usr/lib instead of multiarch path.
* Upload to experimental to get build test without delaying propagation of
-6 to testing.
2014-07-29 - gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org>
ekg2 (1:0.4~pre+20120506.1-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Fix "hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5":
use a debian/ekg2-scripting-perl.install.in in file where a variable gets
replaced from debian/rules at build time with the value of
(Closes: #752470)

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