[Freeswitch-users] Freeswitch Dependencies

Michael Jerris mike at jerris.com
Thu Jun 8 16:01:54 UTC 2017

> On Jun 8, 2017, at 6:33 AM, Richard Melville <richardm at cellularity.co.uk> wrote:
> I haven't used or built Freeswitch yet, but I'm getting closer to that point.  I will be building from source.  Having looked at the documentation I can see that Debian is preferred, and the use of distros in general.  However, I don't use distros, but rather build my own systems from scratch.
> I've looked at the Centos page ( https://freeswitch.org/confluence/display/FREESWITCH/CentOS+7+and+RHEL+7 <https://freeswitch.org/confluence/display/FREESWITCH/CentOS+7+and+RHEL+7> ) and under "Building from source" there appears to be a list of dependencies.  I already have most of those dependencies installed (other than the codecs) but I have three questions which maybe somebody can answer.
> The first is: can openssl be substituted with libressl, which I use?

Not sure, depends if libressl has the required pieces we need for dtls-srtp and all the required ciphers required by the browsers for webrtc.  

> The second is: "mongo-c-driver-devel" suggests that mongodb is a dependency of Freeswitch.  I've seen no mention of mongodb anywhere in either the book, or the documentation generally, so why is this listed as a dependency?

Its a module, if you don’t want that module, its not needed.

> The third is: there is no mention of package version numbers anywhere, so how can I find if there are any issues with particular versions?

We don’t test a vast array of different package versions, we do testing based on the ones for the distros we package for.  The versions in Debian 8 are well tested, other versions are much less well tested or not tested at all.  As for other libs, use the ones in our stash project for dep libs when not otherwise available.  Creating extensive documentation for building on your own distro would be far more work than even adding support for a new distro, and we don’t have any plans to create that.  I’m happy to respond to some specific questions, but there are limits to the amount of time that it makes sense for us to spend on issues like this for a single person.

> Any help gratefully received.

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