[Freeswitch-docs] Installation from source instructions

Ken Rice krice at freeswitch.org
Mon Feb 22 06:06:56 MSK 2016

The problem here is the shear number of things to be installed on non-debian platforms is still tbd in most cases forfull support.

Centos/rhel7 base support is understood and you can use the spec file as a guide for that, but it is in no way to be considered on feature parity with debian. 

Why no feature parity? Unfortunately there are libs available on debian that the other distros leave out that due to current licensing issues we can not distribute. This is completely a legal exposure issue for the project not a technical one.

Until the other distros resolve this issue this will remain an issue. (If debian can figure a work Around i'm sure redhat can as well but they have not and dont appear to have any intension of doing so)

This discussion comes up all too often lately and has been covered extensively in various forums.

Now that being said there are 2 projects under way to get packaging done for ubuntu and to possibly expand the official packaging for centos. If this is something anyone is interested in sponsoring contact me or brian offlist of check out the go fund me that has been setup. Links for it are on the. Lists and freeswitch twitter feeds (sorry dont have it handy on my phone)

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> On Feb 21, 2016, at 8:48 PM, jungle Boogie <jungleboogie0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 18 February 2016 at 13:50, Bote Man <bote_radio at botecomm.com> wrote:
>> I’m still concerned that Confluence provides incomplete instructions for
>> compiling from source. This is the way I always build it so that I can make
>> some minor changes before compiling.
> I personally would appreciate any efforts to make the build from
> source docs more accurate and up-to-date. I understand that grabbing
> the FS repos is a great way to get going on freeswitch, but it's not
> practical all the time. For example, if you want to build on anything
> other than Debian, you will need to compile from src.
> Perhaps in the new docs, emphasis could be put on when you modify the
> modules.conf, and advise it's good practice to save it or version
> control it.
> Thanks!
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