Asterisk GUI error


I tried to install asterisk GUI and got the following output. Plz help in resolving this issue. I made changes in http.conf.sample file : enabled = yes and webenabled =yes . Still i am getting the following error.

±— Asterisk GUI Installation Complete —+

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  • Asterisk-GUI has successfully been +
  • installed. +
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  •      BEFORE THE GUI WILL WORK         +
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  • Before the GUI will run, you must perform +
  • some modifications to the Asterisk +
  • configuration files in accordance with +
  • the README file. When done, you can +
  • check your changes by doing: +
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  •           make checkconfig            +
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You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
[root@asterisk 2.0]# install samples
install: missing destination file operand after samples' Tryinstall --help’ for more information.
You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
[root@asterisk 2.0]# make checkconfig
— Checking Asterisk configuration to see if it will support the GUI —

  • Checking for http.conf: OK
  • Checking for manager.conf: OK
  • Checking if HTTP is enabled: FAILED
    – Please be sure you have ‘enabled = yes’
    – in /etc/asterisk/http.conf
    make: *** [checkconfig] Error 1
    [root@asterisk 2.0]#

Please do not start new threads for existing issues.

You must change /etc/http.conf, not http.conf.sample.

There is a different path in my PC…root/asterisk-…here i can find http.conf.sample and manager.conf

That path is not used at run time. Files have to be in /etc/asterisk, without a “.sample” suffix, to actually be used.

is it must to have “etc/asterisk” path. By default path is "root/asterisk- "in my PC. Do we need to have only path “etc/asterisk” in order to run Asterisk GUI ??

You might be able to change the name with command line options, or at compile time, but Asterisk will do nothing useful without /etc/asterisk, or a local equivalent.

As the GUIs generally manipulate the contents of /etc/asterisk, they are unlikely to be usable if you do manage to change the name of the directory.

I would strongly advise learning how to operate Asterisk, at a basic level, without a GUI, so that you understand what the GUI is actually doing.

can you suggest me any article or pdf to learn the basics of asterisk. Will this problem be resolved if i install asteriskNow,which includes asterisk and asterisk GUI as well.


Asterisk: The Future of Telephony, Second Edition (PDF)


I have re-installed linux CentOS on my PC. Now should i install Asterisk + Asterisk GUI,as given in “Future of telephony” or simply install AsteriskNOW from the installation pdf. I downloaded asterisk now,unzipped it and than made a CD of the same.Now when i insert the cd into cd-rom and restarts the PC it does not boot.


This is the wrong forum for AsteriskNow problems.