In this installment of our How To, we are going to go over on the topic of how to install Asterisk on CentOS. For this we are going to use Asterisk 13 and CentOS 7 minimal version. But, instructions will mostly be similar to other versions of Asterisk and CentOS.
As a first step you need to download latest asterisk on to your machine. For this you need wget tool. As we are using minimal flavor of CentOS even wget tool is not available on fresh install. Run the following command to install wget.
yum install wget
Once, wget is installed successfully, run the following command to download asterisk.
Extract downloaded asterisk tar ball
tar -zxvf asterisk-13-current.tar.gz cd asterisk-13.6.0
Install the following dependencies
yum install gcc yum install gcc-c++ yum install ncurses-devel yum install uuid-devel libuuid-devel yum install jansson-devel yum install libxml2-devel yum install sqlite-devel
Once, all the above dependencies are installed. You can now run the following command to enable or disable modules of your choice.
After you are done with the menuselect screen, run the following command to compile and install asterisk
make make install make samples
That’s it now you have asterisk installed successfully on your you machine. Run, the following command to start asterisk
Now, you should see asterisk console saying “Asterisk Ready”. Instead, if you encounter the following error
/usr/bin/asterisk: error while loading shared libraries: libasteriskssl.so.1: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory.
Don’t worry, just run the following command and start asterisk again after that.