Newbie question - How to update FreeSWITCH?

henkoegema
Joined: Sun 25 of Dec, 2005

Re: Newbie question - How to update FreeSWITCH?

Posted:Fri 06 of Feb, 2009 (17:48 UTC)
In Newbie question - How to update FreeSWITCH? (Fri 19 of Dec, 2008 (14:22 UTC))jbhwrote:
Hi,
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I then tried for a while to install using the Ubuntu packages - but got tied up in missing dependencies and gave up.
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FS works fine on Ubuntu.
http://chesterton.id.au/blog/2007/08/22/freeswitch-on-ubuntu-feisty/
jbh
Joined: Fri 19 of Dec, 2008

Re: Newbie question - How to update FreeSWITCH?

Posted:Sun 21 of Dec, 2008 (21:30 UTC)
ok - feeling a bit sheepish, as I took note of the information on the make current command after I recompiled :o)
jbh
Joined: Fri 19 of Dec, 2008

Newbie question - How to update FreeSWITCH?

Posted:Fri 19 of Dec, 2008 (14:22 UTC)
Hi,

Could anyone advise a technically-challenged user on the best way to update FreeSWITCH and install new modules?

In case it helps anyone else - how I have got FreeSWITCH up and running is as follows:

First I tried to use a TrixSWITCH ISO CD - but for some reason I was not able to boot from the CD. I couldn't see an MD5 check sum for the download - so I wasn't able to check the file was ok. All I know is I couldn't boot from the image.

I then tried for a while to install using the Ubuntu packages - but got tied up in missing dependencies and gave up.

So finally I installed CentOS5 from here: http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/5/isos/i386/ using the net install (as I wasn't sure my computer could boot from a DVD, and I didn't want to have to burn multiple CDs).

Then I followed the instructions on the FreeSWITCH install guide and installed the necessary dependencies as follows:

yum install subversion autoconf automake libtool gcc-c++ ncurses-devel make

Then I followed the install instructions as follows:

wget http://files.freeswitch.org/freeswitch-1.0.1.tar.gz
tar xvfz freeswitch-1.0.1.tar.gz
cd <freeswitch dir>

./configure
make all install


Then to start FreeSWITCH I did:

cd /usr/local/freeswitch/bin
./freeswitch

So far, so good. What I am stuck with now is how to update my installation. Is there some command akin to update-source? What I particularly want to do is install the new codec modules which have just been announced. This is the first time I have ever compiled anything from source code and it is new to me that subversion is anything other than a political activity - so a steer from a more knowledgeable soul would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.