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Debian 8 "Jessie" is the reference platform for FreeSWITCH™ as of version 1.6 and is STRONGLY recommended for all applications due to its stability and broad support for the system libraries needed by FreeSWITCH.

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2016.02.14 — Please note this important change that went into Master today. As of today, we are no longer using system versions of libyuv and libvpx due to major conflicts with system versions of these libraries.  These are now built static into the freeswitch core.  Also note, mod_vpx no longer exists, it is automatically loaded as part of the core and you will no longer have mod_vpx.so nor have to load it manually.  I'll have more details coming, but let me know if you have any questions. 

Please note for anyone doing cross compiling, this probably means a bit more work for you, I'll be working on fixing that this week.

- Mike Jerris


Commit Log

See all FreeSWITCH commits here: https://freeswitch.org/stash/projects/FS/repos/freeswitch/commits


Easy Way

Installing From Debian Packages

Latest Release Branch:

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

echo "deb http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.6/ jessie 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/freeswitch_archive_g0.pub | apt-key add -

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

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

# we need some prepackaged libraries for video support from this repo
wget -O - https://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian/freeswitch_archive_g0.pub | apt-key add -

# get the latest master. Use the -b flag to get a specific branch
mkdir /usr/src/freeswitch-debs
git clone https://freeswitch.org/stash/scm/fs/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 -cjessie

# 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/freeswitch_archive_g0.pub | apt-key add -

echo "deb http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.6/ jessie main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list
apt-get update
apt-get install -y --force-yes freeswitch-video-deps-most

# 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 --global pull.rebase true

# then let's get the source. Use the -b flag to get a specific branch
cd /usr/src/
git clone https://freeswitch.org/stash/scm/fs/freeswitch.git -bv1.6 freeswitch
cd freeswitch
./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/freeswitch_archive_g0.pub | apt-key add -

echo "deb http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.6/ jessie main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list
echo "deb http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/debian-unstable/ jessie main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list
apt-get update
apt-get install -y --force-yes freeswitch-video-deps-most

# 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 --global pull.rebase true

# Then let's get the source. Use the -b flag to get a specific branch
cd /usr/src/
git clone https://freeswitch.org/stash/scm/fs/freeswitch.git freeswitch
cd freeswitch

# 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.

 

 

Quick Start FreeSWITCH Demo With Verto Communicator

WARNING not suitable for production

Script FreeSWITCH demo install
#!/bin/sh
# Simple script to setup a webrtc enabled lab with freeswitch, nginx, letsencrypt certificates and verto_communicator.
# Adapt the DOMAIN & IP variables below and launch as root on on a freshly minimal installed debian 8 ( jessie ) server.
# DO NOT USE IN PRODUCTION, it's for proof-of-concept purposes.
# FreeSWITCH config is the default vanilla demo config, you SHOULD CHANGE the DEFAULT PASSWORDS ( extensions, event_socket, etc ... )
# At the end of the script, you can navigate to https://$DOMAIN/vc and enjoy Verto Communicator in your web browser!
# Author: "Tristan Mahe" <gled@remote-shell.net>
# License: WTFPL

DOMAIN="your.domain.here"
IP="1.2.3.4"

apt-get clean && apt-get update && apt-get -y upgrade && apt-get -y dist-upgrade

apt-get install -y wget git

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

cd /usr/src

git clone https://freeswitch.org/stash/scm/fs/freeswitch.git -bv1.6 freeswitch

echo "deb http://files.freeswitch.org/repo/deb/freeswitch-1.6/ jessie main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freeswitch.list
echo "deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian jessie-backports main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-backports.list

apt-get update && apt-get install -y freeswitch-meta-all nginx-extras freeswitch-mod-verto freeswitch-mod-rtc

echo "deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian jessie-backports main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get install -y letsencrypt -t jessie-backports
letsencrypt certonly -a webroot --webroot-path=/var/www/html -d $DOMAIN

cat /etc/letsencrypt/live/$DOMAIN/fullchain.pem /etc/letsencrypt/live/$DOMAIN/privkey.pem > /etc/freeswitch/tls/wss.pem

cp -f /usr/src/freeswitch/html5/verto/video_demo/dp/dp.xml /etc/freeswitch/dialplan/default/0000_dp.xml

perl -i -pe 's/# listen/listen/g' /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default
perl -i -pe 's/# include snippets\/snakeoil.conf/include snippets\/letsencrypt.conf/g' /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default
perl -i -pe 's/<!--  <param name="ext-rtp-ip" value=""\/> -->/<param name="ext-rtp-ip" value="$IP"\/>/g' /etc/freeswitch/autoload_configs/verto.conf.xml

echo "ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/$DOMAIN/fullchain.pem;" >> /etc/nginx/snippets/letsencrypt.conf
echo "ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/$DOMAIN/privkey.pem;" >> /etc/nginx/snippets/letsencrypt.conf

git config --global url."https://".insteadOf git://

cd /usr/src/freeswitch/html5/verto/verto_communicator/
./debian8-install.sh

ln -s /usr/src/freeswitch/html5/verto/verto_communicator/dist /var/www/html/vc

service nginx restart
service freeswitch restart
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