Introduction to Telepathy Mission Control

Telepathy Mission Control is an account manager and channel dispatcher for the Telepathy framework, allowing user interfaces and other clients to share connections to real-time communication services without conflicting.



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Package Information

Telepathy Mission Control Dependencies





D-Bus Python-1.3.2 (for the twisted tests), GTK-Doc-1.33.2, UPower-1.90.2, and Twisted (for the twisted tests)

Installation of Telepathy Mission Control

Install Telepathy Mission Control by running the following commands:

PYTHON=python3 \
./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

PYTHON=python3: prevents using Python2 if it is installed.

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: mc-tool, mc-wait-for-name and mission-control-5 (library executable)
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/mission-control-5.5 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/mission-control-plugins

Short Descriptions


is a command line tool used to manipulate Mission Control accounts


waits for a D-Bus bus name that will be provided automatically by the desktop session


is a D-Bus service which runs on the session bus to implement AccountManager and ChannelDispatcher services described in the Telepathy D-Bus specification

contains Telepathy Mission Control plugin API functions