NEW ASTERISK USER - Question about Linux platform

Hi all,

I am a new user to Asterisk and am seeking decent to good info(or better) to help me setup my Asterisk system. I have a older hp (not sure model num) with I5-443 cpu, 64bit, 8GB ram.

I am trying to install certified asterisk 13.18-cert2.

I go through the installation process until I get to this part:

I am trying to get Asterisk installed and up and running but I get to the part where
i did this line: ./configure --libdir=/usr/lib64
that completed with this line:
configure: error: *** uuid support not found (this typically means the uuid development package is missing

I then ran the : make menuselect command and got this :slight_smile:

**** The configure script must be executed before running ‘make’.
Makefile:109: makeopts: No such file or directory

*** Please run “./configure”.

make: *** [makeopts] Error 1

I could use any help. Thank you.


Trying fixing you dependencies issue using the install_prereq install script

1- cd asterisk-*
2- contrib/scripts/install_prereq install

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Hi ambiorixg12,

Merci Beaucoup! your solution was PERFECT!!!

ONE other question if you don’t mind. Everything worked and all went well
until the last step when I got this error:
Unable to connect to remote asterisk (does /var/run/asterisk/asterisk.ctl

Where does this file normally come from? Am I supposed to create it?


It is created by Asterisk when you run it with any option except -c, and is deleted on a controlled shutdown.

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david551, merci beaucoup! Thanks mate!!!


I have a new question for you hope you can help:
I read centos 7 was having problems with asterisk! So I decided to rebuild
my server like this:
Server with two terabyte drives
CentOS 6.8
I loaded the first 6.8 dvd an ran the install
During install I selected basic web server configuration
I then selected two drives to load CentOS 6.8 on I put : boot - 2GB
/boot/efi -5GB
/home -150 GB
Swap- 5GB
/-20 GB

2nd HD /var whole drive

I then hit next to continue the system gave me this error:
That it needs to format the hd1 to a GPT format! Is this ok?


The installer is just asking you if it can format your drive, Assuming you don’t have any data you want to save on the machine then formatting is both OK and necessary.

Asterisk should work fine on Centos 7.