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Asterisk + FreePBX Installation with Debian Packages

Uditha Atukorala's picture

Using Debian packages to install Asterisk and FreePBX would not be the most optimised way but it does the job when you want a quick installation.

FreePBX is not yet in the Debian repository but it is available through

The Key for verifying the repository;

# cd ~
# wget
# apt-key add xorcom.gpg.asc
# apt-get update

Aptitude installation;

# aptitude install freepbx

This installed Asterisk and FreePBX 2.3.1 along with MySQL 5.0.32, Apache 2.2.3 and PHP 5.2.0 for me which is more than enough for a test installation.

At this point it is better to secure the MySQL database with a root password.

$ mysqladmin -u root password 'thepassword'
$ mysql -u root -p

Note: Zaptel and other hardware drivers must be installed manually before Asterisk installation