I am also new to that stuff, but I got some success proceeding a s follow.
- via Yast (SUSE config tool) ==> software, verify first that you have the following installed.
Some of them are installed, but not the -dev version (development version) which is needed.
- openssl -dev (you need in fact libssl-dev, part of openssl)
- newt - dev (you need in fact libnewt-dev, part of newt)
depending on the hardware you have (trunk card installed in the PC, …),
you need also need ZAPTEL and LIBPRI.
Download from asterisk site.
unpack the tar.gz files you have downloaded
change to the directory where you have unpacked
run the command
In the asterisk directory, run also make sample (to create sample configuration files)
- After installation, asterisk has put the configuration files under /etc/asterisk
The executables are under /usr/sbin
Change to the directory /usr/sbin
run the command ./asterisk -cvvv (means with CLI + very verbose)
At the end you should get “asterisk ready” and a CLI> prompt
With help, you can see available commands.
- Next step is to edit the config files to adapt them to your needs.
You can edit them using “open with kwrite” from konqueror right mouse menu.
lines with “;” are comments
For beginners, there is a manual explaining minimum settings
(you need at least channels and extensions)