Summary:ASTERISK-09403: chan_h323 compilation from SVN Branch 1.4
Reporter:Cesc Santasusana (cescsanta)Labels:
Date Opened:2007-05-08 11:17:44Date Closed:2011-06-07 14:03:07
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Description:It is nowhere explained how this channel needs to be compiled.
I looked in the READMEs and INSTALL files in the asterisk root and channels/h323.
In the end, I saw that there is a ./configure script on asterisk root ... if you run it, the Makefile.in in channels/h323 gets processed.

This shall be documented.
Comments:By: Jason Parker (jparker) 2007-05-08 11:46:27

Like every other channel driver and other modules - this is documented in the UPGRADE.txt.


By: Cesc Santasusana (cescsanta) 2007-05-08 17:07:05

I am not gonna fight for this, but I don't think UPGRADE.txt is the best place for such a piece of information.

I would read UPGRADE.txt if I was upgrading from 1.2 ... but if I take asterisk as a newbie, that I won't probably read. I will look in the README ... in the INSTALL file ... even in the channels/h323 README and INSTALL ... which by the way, are both unchanged since 1.2 and provide WRONG information.

Wrong information leads to question and wasted time on the mail list ... you could solve this by documenting things were they belong.

Best regards,


By: Paul Cadach (pcadach) 2007-05-09 11:50:42

As newbie, you should:
1) install all required libraries (libpri, libss7, zaptel, etc., including OpenH323/PWLib at least 1.17.3/1.9.2 respectively, following to channels/h323/README)
2) do ./configure
3) do make menuselect
4) do make
then you will get chan_h323 in place.

Because there is no chan_h323-specific steps, there is nothing to document.

By: Jason Parker (jparker) 2007-05-09 14:44:03