Installing Asterisk to it’s own directory

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On Fri, 19 Nov 2010, Jose P. Espinal wrote:

> Hi Stephen,
>
> That’s what people do when building precompiled packages for certain
> distros (along with a few more things).
>
> I use to do the following when building packages (with a few more options):
>
> ./configure –prefix=/usr –sysconfdir=/etc
> make
> make install DESTDIR=/my/destination/directory
>
> That would create the complete installation structure under
> ‘/my/destination/directory’

Also make sure that /my/destination/directory/etc/asterisk/asterisk.conf
has the right paths in it and you start asterisk with a -C flag to point
it to the conf file.

Gordon

>
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
> Stephen Brown wrote:
>> I’d like to start playing with 1.8, however I don’t want to potentially
>> damage anything on my existing 1.6.2 install on my production server.
>>
>> I’d like to test 1.8 against my existing configs leaving my 1.6.2
>> install untouched. Looking at the output of ./configure –help suggests
>> that it’s possible to install Asterisk into another prefix of my
>> choosing, but as this is unfamiliar territory to me I’m not exactly sure
>> how to accomplish this?
>>
>> Ideally, I’d like to just dump the newly compiled 1.8 and all it’s
>> dependencies into a standalone directory (say /testing/asterisk or
>> something) and update my init script to point to the new binaries. I
>> also run a Sangoma USB FXO card and DAHDI for a POTS line that I would
>> like to test as well, should it work with the pre-compiled binaries that
>> are already there? (DAHDI, etc)
>>
>> I’ve never tried this before, and before I potentially break something
>> I’d like to know if it’s possible and how to implement it?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Stephen
>>
>>
>>
>
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