Compiling Asterisk requires Ubuntu source?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Tue May 22 02:28:02 UTC 2007

Don Kelly wrote:
> I want to confirm that I can compile Asterisk in the Ubuntu environment
> 'cause I expect to need to make modifications to libpri to complete my
> project.

Okay, just checking.

> I added the universe repository

By the way, you should be aware that universe packages aren't officially
supported by Ubuntu and may not always be updated immediately.

> I can't tell what version of Asterisk is in the package. The one I want to
> compile is the stable 1.2 rather than the newest 1.4.

It's 1.2 ( to be specific).  See and

> I got the error "You do not appear
> to have the sources for the 2.6.15-28-amd64-generic kernal installed."

My mistake.  Run:

sudo aptitude install linux-headers-2.6.15-28-amd64-generic

Matt Flaschen

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