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FreeSWITCH project has been moved to GitHub: https://github.com/signalwire/freeswitch
Please open new issues in: https://github.com/signalwire/freeswitch/issues

Debian 10 “Buster” is now officially supported by FreeSWITCH™ .

Dependencies are available from FreeSWITCH repository via the "apt-get build-dep freeswitch" command.

Debian 10 "Buster" is the reference platform for  FreeSWITCH™ as of version 1.10 and is STRONGLY recommended for all applications due to its stability and broad support for the system libraries needed by FreeSWITCH. 

Breaking change in FreeSWITCH 1.10

From FreeSWITCH 1.10, pgsql  is not in core (mod_commands ?), but in mod_pgsql

You MUST NOT load mod_pgsql in modules.conf.xml , but in pre_load_modules.conf.xml , an additional XML file also in  conf/autoload_configs/  directory.

pre_load_modules.conf.xml
<configuration name="pre_load_modules.conf" description="Modules">
  <modules>
    <!-- Databases -->
    <!-- <load module="mod_mariadb"/> -->
    <load module="mod_pgsql"/>
  </modules>
</configuration>


Commit Log

See all FreeSWITCH commits here: https://github.com/signalwire/freeswitch/commits/master


Easy Way

Installing From Debian Packages

Latest Release Branch:

Release package
apt-get update && apt-get install -y gnupg2 wget
wget -O - https://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-release/fsstretch-archive-keyring.asc | apt-key add -

echo "deb http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-release/ stretch main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list
echo "deb-src http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-release/ stretch main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list

# you may want to populate /etc/freeswitch at this point.
# if /etc/freeswitch does not exist, the standard vanilla configuration is deployed
apt-get update && apt-get install -y freeswitch-meta-all

FreeSWITCH™ is now installed and can be accessed with

FreeSwitch CLI
fs_cli -rRS

Master Branch ("git"):

WARNING not suitable for production

Master Test Package
wget -O - https://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-unstable/freeswitch_archive_g0.pub | apt-key add -

echo "deb http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-unstable/ stretch main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list
echo "deb-src http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-unstable/ stretch main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list

# you may want to populate /etc/freeswitch at this point.
# if /etc/freeswitch does not exist, the standard vanilla configuration is deployed
apt-get update && apt-get install -y freeswitch-meta-all

Building Debian Packages From Master Branch

WARNING not suitable for production

The master branch depends on different libraries which are not available as packages in Debian distribution, but are available from FreeSWITCH repository. Thus, you will need internet access to the FreeSWITCH DEB repository.

Build your own .deb Master package
wget -O - https://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-unstable/freeswitch_archive_g0.pub | apt-key add -

echo "deb http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-unstable/ stretch main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list
echo "deb-src http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-unstable/ stretch main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list

apt-get update && apt-get install -y xz-utils devscripts cowbuilder git screen

# nonstandard packages from freeswitch repo are not trusted by pbuilder !!
echo "ALLOWUNTRUSTED=yes" >> /etc/pbuilderrc

# get the latest master. Use the -b flag to get a specific branch
mkdir /usr/src/freeswitch-debs
git clone https://github.com/signalwire/freeswitch.git /usr/src/freeswitch-debs/freeswitch

cd /usr/src/freeswitch-debs
# here it's good to run screen with logging, so that you can detach from the shell prompt
screen -L
cd freeswitch
./debian/util.sh build-all -aamd64 -cstretch

# here you can detach by Ctrl-a Ctrl-d and see the log files in /usr/src/freeswitch-debs/log/ folder.
# The build may last about an hour, depending on your CPU speed.
# If the build is successful, you will have a bunch of .deb files in /usr/src/freeswitch-debs



Compiling from source code

Building From Source

Compiling Release Branch (production)

Release source build
wget -O - https://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-release/fsstretch-archive-keyring.asc | apt-key add -

echo "deb http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-release/ stretch main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list
echo "deb-src http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-release/ stretch main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list

apt-get update
 
# Install dependencies required for the build
apt-get build-dep freeswitch
 
# then let's get the source. Use the -b flag to get a specific branch
cd /usr/src/
git clone https://github.com/signalwire/freeswitch.git -bv1.10 freeswitch
cd freeswitch
 
# Because we're in a branch that will go through many rebases, it's
# better to set this one, or you'll get CONFLICTS when pulling (update).
git config pull.rebase true
 
# ... and do the build
./bootstrap.sh -j
./configure
make
make install


Compiling Latest Master (for testing)

WARNING not suitable for production

Master source build
wget -O - https://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-unstable/freeswitch_archive_g0.pub | apt-key add -

echo "deb http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-unstable/ stretch main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list
echo "deb-src http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-unstable/ stretch main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list

apt-get update

# Install dependencies required for the build
apt-get build-dep freeswitch

# Then let's get the source. Use the -b flag to get a specific branch
cd /usr/src/
git clone https://github.com/signalwire/freeswitch.git freeswitch
cd freeswitch

# Because we're in a branch that will go through many rebases, it's
# better to set this one, or you'll get CONFLICTS when pulling (update).
git config pull.rebase true

# ... and do the build

# The -j argument spawns multiple threads to speed the build process, but causes trouble on some systems
./bootstrap.sh -j

# if you want to add or remove modules from the build, edit modules.conf
vi modules.conf

# add a module by removing '#' comment character at the beginning of the line
# remove a module by adding the '#' comment character at the beginning of the line 
# containing the name of the module to be skipped in the build process

./configure
make
make install

# Install audio files:
make cd-sounds-install cd-moh-install

# To update an installed build:
cd /usr/src/freeswitch
make current

Before Starting FreeSWITCH

If you built FreeSWITCH™ from source code you should set file permissions and ownership before starting FreeSWITCH. Follow the post-installation instructions.



Compiling from source code

Verto Communicator quick start guide for Debian 9

# get nodejs from source, needed for npm
apt-get update
apt-get -y install apache2 curl
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_11.x | bash -
apt-get update
apt-get -y install nodejs

# get FreeSWITCH source code
git clone https://github.com/signalwire/freeswitch.git /usr/src/freeswitch

# build Verto Communicator
cd /usr/src/freeswitch/html5/verto/verto_communicator
npm install -g grunt grunt-cli bower
npm install
bower --allow-root install
grunt build

# copy contents of dist folder to a web directory
mkdir -p /var/www/html/vc
cp -r /usr/src/freeswitch/html5/verto/verto_communicator/dist/* /var/www/html/vc/

# update password to match what in vars.xml
sed -i 's/1234/12345/' /var/www/html/vc/config.json

# enable secure web browsing
a2enmod ssl
a2ensite default-ssl.conf
systemctl restart apache2


# if using self-signed cert
# navigate to port https://[IP]:8082 accept cert first
# then navigate to site https://[IP]/vc
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9 Comments

  1. This will allow you to install on Debian 9 Stretch.

    Example below is if you have amd64.

    wget http://http.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openssl/libssl1.0.0_1.0.1t-1+deb8u6_amd64.deb
    apt install ./libssl1.0.0_1.0.1t-1+deb8u6_amd64.deb

    1. After updating the target file to the current release of "libssl1.0.0_1.0.1t-1+deb8u7_amd64.deb" on a fresh Debian 9 system, apt complains

      The following packages have unmet dependencies:
       libssl1.0.0:amd64 : Depends: libc6:amd64 (>= 2.14) but it is not installable
      E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

      I figured it wouldn't work, but gave it a try to work around this for now.

  2. Hi

     

    wget -O - https://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian/freeswitch_archive_g0.pub | apt-key add -

    root@atsts2:/usr/src/freeswitch# cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list
    deb http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.8/ stretch main

     

    root@atsts2:/usr/src/freeswitch# apt-get update
    Ign:1 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease
    Hit:2 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stretch Release
    Hit:3 http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates InRelease
    Get:4 http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.8 stretch InRelease [3,196 B]
    Ign:4 http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.8 stretch InRelease
    Get:6 http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.8 stretch/main amd64 Packages [2,605 B]
    Fetched 5,801 B in 0s (8,115 B/s)    
    Reading package lists... Done
    W: GPG error: http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.8 stretch InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY BD3189F5A2B57698
    W: The repository 'http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.8 stretch InRelease' is not signed.
    N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

    1. Hi, Guys.

      If you have problems with installation from Debian repo like this:
      root@debian9:~# apt-get update
      Ign:1 http://mirror.neolabs.kz/debian stretch InRelease
      Hit:2 http://mirror.neolabs.kz/debian stretch-updates InRelease
      Hit:3 http://mirror.neolabs.kz/debian stretch Release
      Hit:5 http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates InRelease
      Get:6 http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.8 stretch InRelease [3196 B]
      Ign:6 http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.8 stretch InRelease
      Fetched 3196 B in 1s (2674 B/s)
      Reading package lists... Done
      W: GPG error: http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.8 stretch InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: 5E098B3D18406E8E19543709BD3189F5A2B57698
      W: The repository 'http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.8 stretch InRelease' is not signed.
      N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
      N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.


      It's all because of turned off SHA-1 signature algo in Debian 9 stretch.

      FreeSwitch support team needs to resign repo files.

      Here is an explanation:
      https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/387053/debian-9-apt-and-gpg-error-inrelease-the-following-signatures-were-inva

      1. https://freeswitch.org/jira/browse/FS-10863

        For now, you can compile from source code or build your own packages locally. You will have to determine the dependencies yourself until they develop them for release.

  3. How to install 1.8 on debian 9:

    wget -qO - http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.8/fsstretch-archive-keyring.gpg | apt-key add -
    echo "deb http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.8/ stretch main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list
    apt update
    apt install freeswitch-meta-all
    freeswitch@freeswitch> version
    FreeSWITCH Version 1.8.1-2-4f54cff36a~64bit (-2-4f54cff36a 64bit)
  4. I have a question which is related to g729.
    Do I need to pay for using mod_g729 in FS?
    Because I see G.729 have expired , please ref to: https://www.mgraves.org/2017/03/its-official-the-patents-on-g-729-have-expired/

    1. no, mod_g729 does not require payment... however it's only a passthrough codec... you can only pass G729 calls through your FreeSWITCH, you cannot transcode, or other use G729 as a codec on your endpoints... if you need or want G729 enabled as a codec for your endpoints, you need to purchase the commercial module "mod_com_g729" to do that... you can purchase it here.... https://freeswitch.com/index.php/modules-more/

  5. I'm having core dumps in my call handling scenarios since i moved to debian 9 + FS Version 1.8.2 -3-a98a958ac3 64bit.
    I need to put the debug symbols on so that the coredump can be interpreted.

    However :
    Installing the stable release with debian package procedure doesn't put the debug symbols on.
    Installing the stable release with sources + compilation procedure (witch i beleive from the Debugger guidelines should put the debug symbols on) ends up in FS Version 1.8.2 git a98a958 being installed.

    Is there a simple way to have latest stable release installed with the debug symbols on ?