[Freeswitch-users] Building Debian packages for FS and 3rd-party libs

Julian Pawlowski julian.pawlowski at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 18:10:55 MSD 2012

I'm sorry. As it is always - as soon as you have asked somebody else
you will surely find an answer yourself a few minutes later...

I got the Debian package build working.
For those who are interested, this is a slightly adjusted version of
the build example script from README.source:

#!/bin/bash -ex

# settings

# Install basic Debian maintainer packages
apt-get -y --force-yes install -qq build-essential git-buildpackage
udev autoconf automake autotools-dev debhelper dh-make devscripts
fakeroot file gfortran git gnupg gpc lintian patch patchutils pbuilder
perl python python xutils-dev

# Install FreeSWITCH specific build packages
apt-get -y --force-yes install -qq debhelper automake autoconf libtool
dpkg-dev gcc g++ libc6-dev make wget pkg-config libssl-dev
unixodbc-dev libncurses5-dev libjpeg62-dev python-dev erlang-dev
doxygen uuid-dev libexpat1-dev libgdbm-dev libdb-dev bison zlib1g-dev
ladspa-sdk libogg-dev libasound2-dev libx11-dev libpq-dev libsnmp-dev
default-jdk gcj-jdk libperl-dev libyaml-dev

[ ! -d /var/cache/pbuilder/base-${distro}.cow ] && DIST=${distro}
git-pbuilder create
[ ! -L /dev/fd ] && ln -s /proc/self/fd /dev/fd
[ ! -d ./freeswitch ] && git clone git://git.freeswitch.org/freeswitch

cd freeswitch

ver="$(cat build/next-release.txt | sed -e 's/-/~/g')~n$(date
git clean -fdx && git reset --hard HEAD
./build/set-fs-version.sh "$ver"
git add configure.in && git commit -m "bump to custom v$ver"
(cd debian && ./bootstrap.sh -c $distro)
dch -b -m -v "$ver" --force-distribution -D "$suite" "Custom build."
git-buildpackage -b -us -uc \
  --git-verbose \
  --git-pbuilder --git-dist=$distro \
  --git-compression-level=1v --git-compression=xz
git reset --hard HEAD^

cd -


On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Julian Pawlowski
<julian.pawlowski at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm currently working on the system integration part of the
> GemeinschaftPBX version 5.0 (see github.com/jpawlowski/GBE). As
> compilation of FreeSWITCH and all dependent 3rd party libraries takes
> major time I would like to start using Debian packages which I can
> prepare once and reuse during the build phase of the appliance ISO.
> I understand your own Debian repository is not ready yet (or at least
> it's not public) so I wanted to implement a job on our build system
> (running Jenkins CI) to have a continuous build of FS packages based
> on changes in the FS Git.
> I started by reading documents in /freeswitch/debian/, especially
> README.source but as I am new to create Debian packages I can't work
> around this error when I try those command mentioned in the readme:
> ---------
> freeswitch_1.2~rc3~n20120628T140917Z.orig.tar.xz does not exist,
> creating from 'master'
> Building upstream tarball with compression 'xz -1v'
>  100 %        29.1 MiB / 143.4 MiB = 0.203    15 MiB/s       0:09
> git-pbuilder ['-b', '-us', '-uc'] []
> Building for distribution squeeze
> Base directory /var/cache/pbuilder/base-squeeze.cow does not exist
> git-pbuilder returned 1
> Couldn't run 'git-pbuilder -b -us -uc'
> ---------
> I wasn't able to find anything useful regarding missing
> base-squeeze.cow file for pbuilder and would appreciate any assistance
> here.
> In addition, as I plan to have a full set of available modules for FS
> in our appliance distribution: Are there already Debian packages
> available for the needed 3rd-party modules like all the stuff for
> mod_freetdm (especially Sangoma parts)? Just wanted to ask before I
> reinvent the wheel ;-)
> Cheers,
> Julian

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