Would you like to learn how to install Asterisk on Ubuntu Linux? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install and configure the VoIP server Asterisk on Ubuntu Linux version 16.

Ubuntu 17 was not able to compile the required packages.

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Tutorial - Asterisk on Ubuntu Linux

On the Linux console, use the following commands to set the correct timezone.

# dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

Install the Ntpdate package and set the correct date and time immediately.

# apt-get install ntpdate
# ntpdate pool.ntp.br

In our example, the Ntpdate command was used to set the correct date and time using the Brazilian server pool.ntp.br

Let's install the NTP service.

# apt-get install ntp

NTP is the service that will keep our server updated.

Use the command date to check the date and time configured on your Ubuntu Linux.

# date

If the system showed the correct date and time, this means that you followed all the steps correctly.

Use the following commands to install the required packages.

# apt-get update
# apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
# apt-get install build-essential

Download, compile and install the DAHDI package.

# mkdir /downloads
# cd /downloads
# wget http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/dahdi-linux-complete/dahdi-linux-complete-current.tar.gz
# tar -zxvf dahdi-linux-complete-current.tar.gz
# cd dahdi-linux-complete-2.11.1+2.11.1/
# make all
# make install

Download, compile and install the LIBPRI package.

# cd /downloads
# wget http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/libpri/libpri-current.tar.gz
# tar -zxvf libpri-current.tar.gz
# cd libpri-1.6.0
# make all
# make install

Download the Asterisk software and install the required packages.

# cd /downloads
# wget http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/asterisk-15-current.tar.gz
# tar -zxvf asterisk-15-current.tar.gz
# cd asterisk-15.4.0/contrib/scripts/
# ./install_prereq install

Compile and install the ASTERISK software.

# cd /downloads/asterisk-15.4.0
# ./configure
# make menuselect
# make
# make install

The make menuselect command will open a menu where you can select modules that should be installed.

If you don't know what to do, leave default modules and click on the Save and Exit button.

Use the following commands to install configuration files samples:

# make samples

Use the following commands to install the configuration files:

# make config
# make install-logrotate

Use the following commands to start the asterisk service:

# /etc/init.d/asterisk start