On 5/27/2023 11:37 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
Acording to the book, I'm supposed to put things into what Asterisk
thinks is its default audio file location, /var/lib/asterisk/sounds,
and I'm supposed to be able to create a custom directory off of that
path and use it in a relative-syntax way in the Playback directive,
same => n,Playback(mysounds/mygreeting)
I'm here to tell ya, it doesn't work on my system. However, if I write:
same => n,Playback(/var/lib/asterisk/sounds/mydir/mygreeting)
it works fine. Where is the default directory defined? I search every
configuration file and found no such definition.
Relative paths are relative to your language-specific directory.
And then there was this: When I finally got my system working after
all the connectivity and extension-not-found and endpoint-not-found
nonsense straightened out, I of course tried the hello-world standard
startup test. It didn't work. Why? Because when you install Asterisk
version 16 from the Debian distro site, you don't get the core sounds,
and when you do install the core sounds package, they don't get put
into /var/lib/asterisk/sounds. Oh no--they get put into
/usr/share/asterisk/sounds. In there, I found several directories such
as 'en' and 'en_us'. I copied the files from the en_us directory into
/var/lib/asterisk/sounds and hello-world worked fine. So then I
created a custom directory and put my own things in it, changing the
Playback statement to the first one above, and it failed. I have to
specify the full path instead of using the relative syntax version
thereof. This is technically not a problem, more just a curiosity as
to why it didn't work the way I thought it's supposed to.
A great reason to avoid Asterisk packages and compile from source
instead. You'll save yourself a lot of headaches.
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