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titleA Note About Bugs and Issues

Bugs or issues with the current public release must be tested using the latest Development release to determine if the problem is already fixed. Issues must be tested using Development before opening bug reports for them to be considered. If the bug persists in Development, then file an issue on GitHub: https://github.com/signalwire/freeswitch/issues


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titleCheck Release Notes Before Upgrades

There are breaking changes between minor and major releases, so make sure to check the Release Notes before upgrading to avoid headaches.


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If you're using

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version 1.8 which is tagged End Of Life, you should upgrade to 1.10 NOW.

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titlePre-Built Binaries

The easiest way to get FreeSWITCH™ is to install a pre-built package for your operating system, available for some Linux and Unix distributions and Windows.

Debian 10 Package (FreeSWITCH 1.10)

Debian 10 Buster (preferred) The development team uses and builds against Debian 10 "Buster". They recommend Debian because of its stable, yet updated, kernel and wide support. 

Centos 7 Package (FreeSWITCH  1.10)

CentOS 7 and RHEL 7

Windows

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titleCompiling Source Code

FreeSWITCH™ is available for source compilation on Unix , Linux, macOS, and Windows for the following reasons:

  • Pre-built binaries are not available
  • You want to see the entire process
  • You want to build the Development version because you require the very latest features or patches, or wish to hack FreeSWITCH

Debian 10 Buster Source

Fs
1.10 depends on a number of libraries included with Debian 10, which is now the distribution of choice for FS core development team. Follow the instructions on the Debian 10 Buster page; refer to Debian Post-Install Tasks for finishing touches.

macOS

There is an installer and comprehensive macOS guide containing instructions for setting up FreeSwitch™ on a Mac with features such as autostart, emailing voicemails and log management.

OpenBSD

Special notes for building from source on OpenBSD.

Smartos

Recently updated installation guide for SmartOS




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