Thursday, August 14, 2008

chan-mobile on Asterisk 1.4

I see a lot of people looking for chan-mobile information. Since I wrote about configuring chan-mobile (Chan_mobile) last time, things have changed a bit.
chan-mobile is a part of the Asterisk development and will be appearing on your server computer with the release of Asterisk 1.40. You can browse the chan-mobile at the development tree at Asterisk SVN server. So if you are running the development version, you should have in your SVN tree.
If you need to get it running with Asterisk 1.4X. Follow the simple instructions, you can have your Asterisk over Bluetooth! in no time. Using chan-mobile with Asterisk 1.4.x requires patching the development version of asterisk-addons and compiling with Asterisk 1.4.x, not a big deal.

Follow the process below

  1. Checkout the trunk version of asterisk-addons from Digium's SVN repository
  2. Download the chan-mobile 1.4X patch from here. Save it to asterisk-addons directory.
  3. Change to the asterisk-addons directory
  4. patch -p0 chan_mobile-1.4.x.patch
  5. ./configure
  6. make menuselect
  7. make
  8. make install (as root)
You are done!. Now you have Asterisk with chan-mobile enabled. One of the most common problems are missing bluez! chan-mobile requires that the bluez headers and libraries are installed on your system. Most distributions provide a package that contains the blue-z development libraries. It is probably called something like libbluetooth-dev. Use the latest versions from the blue-z website. Download and install both the bluez-libs and bluez-utils packages.
Please also check the Digium Bug Tracker (this link tekes you directly to chan-moblie issues) as any issues and new developments will be listed.


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