Getting Asterisk-sounds-1.4.2

Hi, I’m following Chapter 3 - ‘Installing Asterisk’ from 'Asterisk.pdf (Title “Asterisk - The Future of Telephony”) to find and install the packages(Page 51). I have downloaded Asterisk-1.4.2.tar.gz but cannot find asterisk-sounds-1.4.2.tar.gz under
Is it because it’s not yet released? If so, which package should I install? could someone guide me please? Thanks

oh, i see sounds under old-releases -

Are they compatible with asterisk-1.4.2? I was wondering if I should I have the same release of asterisk as of asterisk-sounds.
Also, I didn’t see zaptel and libpri of 1.4.2. Are old releases of them compatible with asterisk-1.4.2? Appreciate any suggestion. Thanks

Those instructions are a little old.


In particular, when you do a ‘make menuselect’ you are able to select the sounds you want. Then, later, when you do ‘make install’ it will download those files for you.

Another problem that you will encounter using that book refers to priority jumping.
See … k+cmd+Dial for information about that.

Thanks! I could run configure, make menuselect and make without any errors. Now, trying to run make install shows the following error:
–17:27:23-- … 4.6.tar.gz
=> `asterisk-core-sounds-en-gsm-1.4.6.tar.gz’
Connecting to||:80… failed: Connection timed out.

This happens because the box is behind a proxy server and the asterisk installer doesn’t seem to honor the standard proxy environment variables (http_proxy and ftp_proxy) and hence, trying to fetch the tar.gz file is failing. (I verified that the package from the same location could be downloaded using wget).

Is there a way I can tell the installer about my proxy settings before running make install?

nm, I just had the box connect directly to the internet (avoiding proxy) and make install ran successfuly!!