How to install asterisk

I’m and newbie in using asterisk. I have an asterisk-1.2.5.tar. I have transferred it on my linux fedora core 4. My problem is how to install the asterisk. Do I have to compile it on C language?Are there any special things to do about it.Does anyone have a procedure for installing asterisk. I have already make a tar xvf on the tar. I have extracted on /usr/src. But what am I going to do next?Please help, thanks.


this should help you … ation+tips