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  1. A working knowledge of Linux, Subversion, and Asterisk.
  2. A Linux distribution.  This guide does not assume a lot has been installed on the machine in question; however, some things may be needed on your distribution that were already installed for this guide.  Use common sense here.
  3. SVN is installed

Install Asterisk Prereqs

In order to make sure that all of the current Asterisk prerequisites are installed and set up, we will first check-out Asterisk and make sure that we can build and run Asterisk outside of the control of Bamboo.

  1. Open a terminal and enter the following:

  2. This will typically install a large number of Asterisk prerequisites. When it is finished, you should see:


    As of the time writing this, install_prereq does not install the SQLite3 package. If the Asterisk ./configure script fails, install sqlite-devel

  3. Perform the following:

  4. Verify that Asterisk starts. On the Asterisk CLI, enter:


    If installing Asterisk as a non-root user, Asterisk may not be able to find Verify that the shared library was built and in /usr/lib. If it is, activate the current library path by entering "sudo ldconfig"

Third Party Libraries

Install spandsp

For fax support, you'll need spandsp.

  1. Install libtiff

  2. Download the spandsp source from Pick a recent revision.
  3. Assuming that you downloaded it to Downloads (we'll assume that this is spandsp-0.0.6):


spandsp installs itself into /usr/local/lib. If that isn't in your library include path, res_fax_spandsp will build but will not load, causing the fax tests to fail (typically with INIT failures).

Install libsrtp

For SRTP, you'll need libsrtp. To obtain that library, perform the following:

Install Asterisk Test Suite Prereqs

Check out the Asterisk Test Suite by doing the following:

With the Test Suite checked out, we can begin to install its various prerequisites.

ASTTest Installation

  1. Enter the following:

  2. Verify that asttest was installed by doing the following:

  3. When finished, return to the Test Suite directory:

Third Party Libraries

The following needs to be installed:

  • lua-devel
  • lua
  • python-twisted
  • libpcap-devel
  • python-yaml

StarPY Installation

StarPY is used as a wrapper around AMI for a large number of tests. It depends on Python twisted, which a number of the tests use as well.

  1. Perform the following:

  2. When finished, return to the testsuite directory:

SIPp Installation

For SIPp, we'll need to download the source and build it ourselves, as we'll want both pcap and openssl support.  The current minimum version required is 3.4.1.

  1. Enter the following:

    By default, sipp is installed in /usr/local/bin.  If you want it installed to /usr/bin, add '–prefix=/usr' to the configure command.


  2. Verify that sipp is installed and configured correctly:

  3. When finished, return to the testsuite directory

PJSUA Installation

  1. Enter the following:

  2. in the vim console, hit i and insert the following:

  3. Hit Esc, then type :wq to save and exit vim
  4. Continue the pjsip build process:

  5. Copy the pjsua executable:

  6. Verify that pjsua executes:

  7. Enter q to exit
  8. Install pjsua Python bindings

  9. Return to the testsuite directory:

Verify the Test Suite


If you haven't run make samples (which you shouldn't have, if you were following the instructions), you'll need to have an asterisk.conf file in /etc/asterisk before the Test Suite will work. Copy one over - it doesn't matter what is in it for now

  1. Enter the following:

  2. Verify that the tests are listed out, and that the required dependencies (that you care about, anyway) are true.
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