Asterisk New User (Struggling)

I’m trying to get Asterisk to run, but each time I try to compile the code with ‘make install’ it fails with the following;

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lidn
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[1]: *** [] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/asterisk/apps’
make: *** [subdirs] Error 1

Then when I try to run asterisk it’s not a valid app.

HELP!! :confused: … 87020.html

OK, thanks for that I must have missed it somewhere in the notes :smile:

Having now compiled the code, which seems to be OK why will it not run. I’ve checked the file permissions and they would appear what I’d expect, and the application appears to be there, but it simply returns ‘command not found’

Still stuck, and I think my lack of experience at Linux is starting to tell. :frowning:


Is Asterisk in your PATH (run set or “echo $PATH”)? What happens if you run /usr/sbin/asterisk