Installing Asterisk from the tar files

I am trying to install Asterisk from the tar files instead of CVS. I have “untarred” all the files to their specific directories under /usr/src. It builds and install the zaptel and libpri without a problem but I get the following error when I do Asterisk:

/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

If I do the install via the CVS method described on it has no problems at all.

Any ideas? Is there anyware a document that explains the installation of Asterisk from the tar files instead of CVS?

Thank you.

It seems there is a problem in a makefile somewhere but I have no idea where to look. I found this through Google. … 64530.html

Have anybody installed V1-2-0 yet? Note that is not the release candidates RC1 and RC2.

A few thousand I should imagine. Not that it’s any consolation, but I’ve done two installs today without a hitch from the tar files. Sorry, can’t help you on your issue, I’m not a linux expert, (missing dev libs, path?), but at least you know it’s something with your config and not the * distribution