[Freeswitch-docs] some documentation regarding FS-6773

Russell Treleaven rtreleaven at bunnykick.ca
Fri Sep 5 03:51:33 MSD 2014

*Here is some draft verbiage.*
*Could someone from the docs team please polish this and add it to

Freeswitch has long used a common parent directory for all its files
typically "/usr/local/freeswitch".
A global variable $${base_dir} exists that configuration files have used to
define paths relative to this common parent.
Freeswitch installs from Debian and RPM packages do not install files
relative to a common parent making $${base_dir} irrelevant.
Since 2014-09-04 Freeswitch exposes discrete directory variables.
The example configuration files have been changed to use these new
variables instead of $${base_dir}

If you build from source these variables are automatically configured but
can also be set explicitly via the ./configure script.
Whether you build from source or install from a distribution package these
variables can be overridden via arguments to the "freeswitch" executable.

Compatibility is expected because ${base_dir} has not changed.

To see the available configuration options "./configure -h".
To see the available runtime options "./freeswitch -h".
To see the values of the directory variables "./fs_cli -x global_getvar".


Russell Treleaven
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.freeswitch.org/pipermail/freeswitch-docs/attachments/20140904/f87bd435/attachment.html 

Join us at ClueCon 2014 Aug 4-7, 2014
More information about the Freeswitch-docs mailing list