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Build FreeSWITCH from source on Ubuntu 12.04

FreeSWITCH has a fairly detailed Wiki page on download and installation. This post cuts to the chaff.

Execute the following commands from terminal in the order specified. You should be fine doing it in your home folder.

sudo apt-get install git-core build-essential autoconf automake libtool libncurses5 libncurses5-dev make libjpeg-dev pkg-config unixodbc unixodbc-dev zlib1g-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libexpat1-dev libssl-dev libtiff4-dev libx11-dev unixodbc-dev zlib1g-dev libzrtpcpp-dev libasound2-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libperl-dev libgdbm-dev libdb-dev python-dev uuid-dev bison autoconf g++ libncurses-dev speex libspeexdsp-dev libedit-dev libpcre3-dev

git clone https://freeswitch.org/stash/scm/fs/freeswitch.git

cd freeswitch

./bootstrap.sh

./configure

make

sudo make install cd-sounds-install cd-moh-install

Configuration files are located under /usr/local/freeswitch/conf, if you want to edit any.

Execute FreeSWITCH as superuser thus

sudo /usr/local/freeswitch/bin/freeswitch -nc

Remove -nc option to run in console mode.

To stop FreeSWITCH

sudo /usr/local/freeswitch/bin/freeswitch -stop

If you get “libspandsp.a: No such file or directoryerror when executing make after a make clean, execute the following commands and resume make.

cd libs/spandsp
make clean
make
cd ../..

To ensure a clean build, use git clean -f -x instead of make clean.

Kudos: Henrique Borges, Vitória Vasconcelos