- 1. Introduction
- 2. APT (Debian / Ubuntu)
- 2.1. Prerequisites
- 2.2. Adding the release branch
- 2.3. Adding the proposed branch (Optional)
- 2.4. Installing Asterisk
- 2.5. Upgrading Asterisk
- 3. YUM (CentOS 6 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6)
Installing a binary distribution of Asterisk makes it easier to maintain your system. Using the package management tools that are included with your Linux distribution, you can install and update software without manually managing dependencies (libraries and utilities on which applications rely).
Currently Asterisk is available for automated binary installation using the YUM utility on CentOS 6 Linux and RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.
The goal with the deb repositories is simply to provide the latest Asterisk versions, such as Asterisk 1.8, for older versions of distributions where distribution policy prohibits incorporating our latest version. As of now, we have Asterisk packages available for the following distribution versions:
- Debian Squeeze (stable)
- Debian Wheezy (testing)
- Ubuntu Lucid (10.04)
- Ubuntu Maverick (10.10)
- Ubuntu Natty (11.04)
- Ubuntu Oneiric (11.11)
The proposed branch includes updates which are waiting to be moved into the release branch after some testing. They may never reach recommended or they may be replaced with a more recent update. Enabling this is reasonable if you want to participate in testing minor updates, or know that your specific problem has been solved here but the package hasn't reached recommended yet.
All DAHDI related components of Asterisk have been moved to a separate package. For example if you want to use app_meetme.so, then you need to install this package.
If you are installing from local files and not using the repos installed above then it's worth noting that the dahdi-firmware files among others are hosted at http://packages.digium.com due to licensing.