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Asterisk Tutorial 02 - Compiling Asterisk

Asterisk Tutorial 02 - Compiling Asterisk

Introducing Asterisk Phone Systems: Compiling Asterisk

True to form we are continuing on from where we left off last week. In our introduction to Asterisk tutorial, we gave you a brief introduction to Asterisk as well as explaining the various versions and what they all mean. The VoIP Guys have now started compiling and installing their Asterisk OpenSource VoIP PBX. Our resident Asterisk expert Mathias will provide you with Step-by-Step explanations and tips as well as providing useful insights regarding how to build a “clean and professional” system.

Compiling Asterisk

In our Introducing Asterisk series, we are using an ubuntu linux operating system as a virtual server on which to install our Asterisk PBX.

In order to compile Asterisk, you will need to add (build) some additional packages. This can be done using the command below:

sudo apt-get install build-essential wget libssl-dev libncurses5-dev libnewt-dev libxml2-dev linux-headers-$(uname -r) libsqlite3-dev uuid-dev

Next you will need to unpack your Asterisk source code as follows:

tar zxvf asterisk-11-current.tar.gz

Please note, unlike Mathias, please read the readme file unless you have done this process before.

Coming up next in the VoIP guys Asterisk series, we will be taking a look at Asterisk Start Scripts, how to start Asterisk automatically using scripts as well as providing some pointers on how to administer your system.

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Final Word

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