Dependencies

Jami is a large and complex piece of software, and depends on several external free software libraries. Here we outline these dependencies and how to install them with a few popular package systems.

jami-daemon

Building the Jami daemon currently requires the following tools and libraries:

  • GNU Autotools (autoconf, autoconf-archive, autopoint, and automake)

  • GNU Compiler Collection’s C++ compiler (GCC’s g++)

  • GNU Make

  • GNU gettext

  • GNU Libtool

  • GnuTLS

  • argon2

  • asio

  • dbus

  • dbus-c++

  • libupnp

  • libssl

  • libpulse

  • libasound2

  • libexpat

  • pcre3

  • yaml-cpp

  • libxext

  • libxfixes

  • speex

  • speexdsp

  • uuid

  • FFmpeg’s libavcodec, libavdevice, libswscale, libavutil

  • opus

  • udev

  • fmt

  • gsm

  • pjproject (Jami’s custom fork needed)

  • jsoncpp

  • libarchive

  • libnatpmp

  • libva

  • libcrypto++

  • libvdpau

  • libsecp256k1

  • libgit2

  • http-parser

  • nasm

  • yasm

  • nettle

  • opendht

  • restinio

  • webrtc-audio-processing

  • zlib

On dpkg/deb-based GNU/Linux distributions such as Debian, Trisquel, and Ubuntu you can install these using packages using apt-get or apt as follows:

sudo apt-get install autoconf autoconf-archive autopoint automake \
  cmake make dbus doxygen graphviz g++ gettext libasound2-dev \
  libavcodec-dev libavdevice-dev libavformat-dev libboost-dev \
  libcppunit-dev libdbus-1-dev libdbus-c++-dev libexpat1-dev \
  libgnutls28-dev libgtk-3-dev libjack-dev libopus-dev \
  libpcre3-dev libpulse-dev libssl-dev libspeex-dev \
  libspeexdsp-dev libswscale-dev libtool libudev-dev \
  libyaml-cpp-dev sip-tester swig uuid-dev yasm libjsoncpp-dev \
  libva-dev libvdpau-dev libmsgpack-dev pandoc nasm dpkg-dev

On rpm-based distributions like Fedora and openSUSE the dependencies can be installed using dnf, yum, or zypper like so:

sudo dnf install autoconf autoconf-archive automake cmake make \
  speexdsp-devel pulseaudio-libs-devel libtool dbus-devel \
  expat-devel pcre-devel doxygen graphviz yaml-cpp-devel \
  boost-devel dbus-c++-devel dbus-devel libXext-devel \
  libXfixes-devel yasm speex-devel chrpath check uuid-c++-devel \
  gettext-devel gcc-c++ which alsa-lib-devel systemd-devel \
  libuuid-devel uuid-devel gnutls-devel nettle-devel opus-devel \
  speexdsp-devel yaml-cpp-devel swig jsoncpp-devel patch \
  libva-devel openssl-devel libvdpau-devel msgpack-devel \
  sqlite-devel openssl-static pandoc nasm bzip2

We will do our best to keep the above list up-to-date, but in case you face any issues with missing dependencies you can always check the package definitions for Jami packages distributed via dl.jami.net, as well as the build.py script, available in the jami-project repository.

jami-client-qt

Building the Jami Qt client currently requires the following tools and libraries:

  • jami-daemon

  • libnm

  • libnotify

  • libqrencode

  • libayatana-appindicator or libappindicator (optional, for notifications)

  • qt6-base

  • qt6-declarative

  • qt6-graphicaleffects

  • qt6-multimedia

  • qt6-networkauth

  • qt6-svg

  • qt6-tools

  • qt6-webengine (optional, currently for link previews and some media file previews)

The libqt-jami and jami-libqt packages from dl.jami.net provide the needed Qt 6 dependencies on supported dpkg/deb-based and rpm-based GNU/Linux distributions respectively. This is especially useful for building Jami on slightly older versions of these distributions where Qt 6 was not yet packaged in the distribution’s official repositories. To install this package providing the Qt 6 dependencies on a supported distribution, first add the respective dl.jami.net repository by following the instructions on the Download Jami for GNU/Linux page of the Jami website, then install the package using a command like sudo apt-get install libqt-jami (for dpkg/deb-based GNU/Linux distributions) and sudo dnf install jami-libqt (for rpm-based GNU/Linux distributions).

On dpkg/deb-based GNU/Linux distributions such as Debian, Trisquel, and Ubuntu you can install these using packages using apt-get or apt as follows:

sudo apt-get install qt6-base-dev qt6-tools-dev \
  qt6-tools-dev-tools qt6-l10n-tools libqt6sql6-sqlite \
  libqt6core5compat6-dev libqt6networkauth6-dev \
  qt6-multimedia-dev libqt6svg6-dev qt6-declarative-dev \
  qml6-module-qt-labs-qmlmodels \
  qml6-module-qt5compat-graphicaleffects \
  qml6-module-qtqml-workerscript qml6-module-qtmultimedia \
  qml6-module-qtquick qml6-module-qtquick-controls \
  qml6-module-qtquick-dialogs qml6-module-qtquick-layouts \
  qml6-module-qtquick-shapes qml6-module-qtquick-window \
  qml6-module-qtquick-templates qml6-module-qt-labs-platform \
  libqrencode-dev libnm-dev libnotify-dev

And for the optional Qt WebEngine dependencies:

sudo apt-get install libqt6webengine6-data \
  libqt6webenginecore6-bin qt6-webengine-dev \
  qt6-webengine-dev-tools qml6-module-qtwebengine \
  qml6-module-qtwebchannel

On rpm-based distributions like Fedora and openSUSE the dependencies can be installed using dnf or zypper like so:

sudo dnf install qt6-qtbase-devel qt6-qtsvg-devel \
  qt6-qtmultimedia-devel qt6-qtdeclarative-devel qrencode-devel \
  NetworkManager-libnm-devel

And for the optional Qt WebEngine dependencies:

sudo dnf install qt6-qtwebengine-devel

Note

Given the newness of Qt 6, it may not be fully (or at all) packaged in the official repositories of your GNU/Linux distribution of choice yet. In that case, the easiest approach would be to install the libqt-jami or jami-libqt package on your supported dpkg/deb-based and rpm-based GNU/Linux distribution respectively, to get all of the needed Qt 6 dependencies of Jami.