2 issues that i encountered during the installation of the process. one was dahdi complaining about a mismatch between the kernel sources directory name and the kernel name reported by uname -r which i fixed (?) with a soft link. the other one is a warning popping up about missing vpmadt032_loader:
WARNING: could not find /opt/dahdi-linux-complete-2.4.0+2.4.0/linux/drivers/dahdi/vpmadt032_loader/.vpmadt032_x86_32.o.cmd for /opt/dahdi-linux-complete-2.4.0+2.4.0/linux/drivers/dahdi/vpmadt032_loader/vpmadt032_x86_32.o
the end result is that a /dev/dahdi directory is not created, and asterisk meetme conferences would fail. happens on 3 centos 5.5 machines that i tried, none of them having any digium hardware inside. i tried dahdi 2.1.1 (if i remember right) and failed in a very similar way.
You do not appear to have the sources for the 2.6.18-194.el5 kernel installed.
after yum install kernel-devel i had /usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-194.26.1.el5-i686 and i created a soft link like 2.6.18-194.el5-i686 -> 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5-i686. that took it beyond the “you do not appear to have the sources” issue, but im not sure it was a good idea…
thank you, it’s great to get congratulations for the small steps that i make every hour now i did install kernel-devel from the default repo (and frankly i’m not adventurous enough to install it from the place you suggest). so yeah, it was on before i created the thread. some other things that are on: gtk+, gtk2-devel, ncurses, ncurses-devel, kernel-PAE, kernel-PAE-devel.