Asterisk 1.8 Packages for Debian and Ubuntu

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Digium has been providing rpm packages for the latest versions of
Asterisk that are compatible with RHEL 5 and CentOS 5 for quite some
time now. We are pleased to announce that we will now be providing deb
packages for both Debian and Ubuntu. As of now, we have Asterisk 1.8
packages available for the following distribution versions:

* Debian 6.0 (squeezy)
* Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid)
* Ubuntu 10.10 (maverick)
* Ubuntu 11.04 (natty)

This effort is not intended to replace packaging of Asterisk in the
official Debian or Ubuntu repositories. Our repositories are for
providing access to major versions of Asterisk that are newer than what
is included. We are exploring ways to work as closely as possible with
the Debian and Ubuntu package maintainers to ensure that we do not
duplicate efforts and that we provide the best possible result for users
of Asterisk.

For information on how to set up your system to use our repositories,
please refer to the following page on the Asterisk wiki:

If you have any problems related to the repositories or the packages
themselves, please report them in the “AsteriskNOW and Packages” project
on the Asterisk issue tracker,


3 thoughts on - Asterisk 1.8 Packages for Debian and Ubuntu

  • Thanks for providing these – can you just clarify your policy on the

    – file locations – same layout as the regular Debian packages?

    – upgrade policy – is it intended that someone who has Debian 6 with the
    existing Asterisk 1.6 packages (from Debian’s maintainer) can just
    upgrade to the Digium package without moving or changing any config?

  • Apart from the 1.8 release notes though, there is no need to do any
    specific changes when going from the Debian-maintained 1.6 package to
    the Digium-maintained 1.8?

    I tried the packages (clean install) on one machine yesterday and I
    noticed that they depend on some of the asterisk packages within the
    Debian archive, while other packages get pulled down from the Digium
    archive. Is that intended?

    I tried to do another machine today and found that your key has gone
    missing from the key server:

    # apt-key adv –keyserver –recv-keys 175E41DF
    Executing: gpg –ignore-time-conflict –no-options –no-default-keyring