On 5/27/2023 11:40 AM, aster...@phreaknet.org wrote:

Relative paths are relative to your language-specific directory.

Ya know, that's the one thing I didn't do was test Playback before copying the sound files out of /usr/share/asterisk/sounds/en_us into /var/lib/asterisk/sounds--I don't even know for sure that hello-world was playing from the /var path and not the /usr path. Good idea to test that and see what's really going on. I think I set too much store by these books sometimes. But when that's all I have, I tend to go with what I know, and if the book is all I know ... well ...

A great reason to avoid Asterisk packages and compile from source instead. You'll save yourself a lot of headaches.

That's how I started, by trying to build version 18 from source. It failed. Colossally. The compile of sources would run for a while, then the machine would crash spectacularly--I mean, not just hang or reboot. It actually turned itself off. I tried it several times, and each time it failed in the same way, but at a different spot in the compile process. If ever I could figure out a way to trace that one down, I would. It was the strangest thing. So I gave up trying to build from source and went to the distro. Truth to tell, I'd rather have been able to build it from source because then I could follow my book more closely, and I enjoy and am familiar with working with SQL. I understood perfectly what the book was telling me to do and how it would all integrate with configuring Asterisk. Very strange indeed. Maybe I'll try a later version and see what happens.

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