good day, I’m having problems installing asterisk on a ubuntu 6.06. please i really need help
You’re not particularly specific about your problem…
Asterisk is in the Ubuntu and in the Debian repositories, therefore it should be as easy as running synaptic or apt-get.
The version that you’re getting in Ubuntu 6.06 is a bit old though and Ubuntu 8.04 will be out this week, but it shouldn’t matter.
If you want to build it from scratch, here’s the log of what I did in Debian:
Installing Asterisk from Sources on Debian Etch
Install the Kernel headers that are required for compiling.
apt-get install linux-headers-
apt-get install ncurses-base
apt-get install libncurses5-dev libncurses5
apt-get install openssl
apt-get install libssl-dev
apt-get install zlib1g zlib1g-dev zlibc
apt-get install procps
apt-get install gcc g++
apt-get install doxygen
Get the sources (or newer)
Compile Libpri. You may not be using PRI lines, but it is required by Asterisk.
make config (optional: If you want to have sample configs in /etc/asterisk)
cp /usr/src/asterisk-1.4.4/asterisk-1.4.4/contrib/init.d/rc.debian.asterisk /etc/init.d/asterisk
Compile Asterisk Sounds Package.
Compile Asterisk Add-ons Package.
Create astersik user and security settings
adduser --system asterisk
addgroup --system asterisk
adduser asterisk audio
edit /etc/password and change home directory of user asterisk to
edit /etc/init.d/asterisk, and uncomment the following two lines:
If you just want to play around with asterisk, you can setup a virtual machine in VMware and just set the asterisknow ISO file as your CD-ROM drive and go from there
I’ve got that as a temporary setup until I get a dedicated machine for it
It works great for making sure everything is setup correctly, but on my machine, the auto-attendant and voicemail prompts sound really bad, I’m assuming it’s because of the virtualization and crappy specs of my virtual machine