Compiling Asterisk requires Ubuntu source?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Mon May 21 22:29:15 UTC 2007

Don Kelly wrote:
> I'm new to Ubuntu and new to Asterisk. I'm attempting to compile Asterisk in
> 6.06.1 and when I attempt to 'make' zaptel I get the error:

Is there a reason you are compiling it yourself?  Asterisk is included
in the repositories.  I believe you can install it with:

sudo aptitude install asterisk

You will have to enable the universe repository beforehand in
/etc/apt/sources.list (see

> I installed Ubuntu from a downloaded iso. Apparently this doesn't include
> source? How do I get the source?

sudo aptitude install linux-source

will install the kernel source.

Matt Flaschen

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