Draft Script for review for installing on Natty (Tested, 11.04), Maverick 10.10, Lucid 10.04, Oneiric 11.10 (Untested) - Working Versions
Draft Script and Recipe for installing on Lucid (Current, 10.04) - Current (LTS)
AsteriskOnUbuntu/Jaunty for installing on Jaunty (Current, 9.10)- Outdated
Draft Script for installing on Hardy (LTS, 8.04) - Outdated
Draft Recipe for installing on Dapper (LTS, 6.06.1) - Outdated
Users who want a quick start with VoIP are encouraged to start by installing a SIP proxy before installing a soft-PBX. The Real-time communications (RTC) quick start guide provides step-by-step instructions.
- after installing the proxy, the phones, softphones and Asterisk all connect to each other through the proxy
- the proxy can also be connected to the public Internet to enable federated calling between domains. It is not recommended to have Asterisk connected directly to the Internet without a proxy and/or TLS.
There is a separate page regarding testing configurations at AsteriskTesting.
Additionally, you can ensure the test of Sip Phones at: AsteriskFreePBXTestingWithSoftphones
There is a separate page regarding sound quality for prompts at AsteriskSoundQuality.
Why not use packages?
This not seems be true anymore. Since Lucid, I was able to use the asterisk and asterisk related packages with success. The only problem was about the asterisk-mysql package, that needs to be rebuild (easy steps), as mentioned on the Current Page. - Duda Nogueira
Since these are scripts and recipes, the question naturally arises -- why not use packages for these installations? A very good question. In general, the existing packages (as of 17 March 2009) have not worked well to produce a working version. Hopefully one of the gurus with more knowledge of packaging may produce a set based on the script which will work.