Current versions of Asterisk

This is a collection of download URLs to the current versions of Asterisk and related packages for my personal reference and for public enjoyment.

For a timeline go to Asterisk versions timeline.


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Current Asterisk 1.4

Date Download Info wget *
2012 Mar 15 Asterisk 1.4.44 ChangeLog URL, Version
2011 Dec 09 Asterisk 1.4.43 ChangeLog

Current Asterisk Addons 1.4

Date Download Info wget *
2011 Jan 18 Asterisk Addons 1.4.13 ChangeLog URL, Version
2010 Sep 23 Asterisk Addons 1.4.12 ChangeLog

Current Zaptel 1.4

Date Download Info wget *
2008 Sep 09 Zaptel 1.4.12.1 ChangeLog URL, Version
2008 Sep 03 Zaptel 1.4.12 ChangeLog

Current LibPRI 1.4

Date Download Info wget *
2014 Jun 16 LibPRI 1.4.15 ChangeLog URL, Version
2012 Dec 20 LibPRI 1.4.14 ChangeLog

Current Asterisk 1.6

Date Download Info wget *
2012 Jul 25 Asterisk 1.6.0.25 URL, Version
2012 Apr 23 Asterisk 1.6.2.24 ChangeLog

Current Asterisk Addons 1.6

Date Download Info wget *
2011 Jun 29 Asterisk Addons 1.6.2.4 ChangeLog URL, Version
2011 Jan 18 Asterisk Addons 1.6.2.3 ChangeLog

Current Dahdi linux 2

Date Download Info wget *
2014 Jul 21 Dahdi linux 2.9.2 URL, Version
2014 Mar 31 Dahdi linux 2.9.1.1

Current Dahdi tools 2

Date Download Info wget *
2014 Jul 21 Dahdi tools 2.9.2 URL, Version
2014 Mar 28 Dahdi tools 2.9.1
* for instructions see below

The dilemma of current installation instructions

Most installation instructions for Asterisk either use

cd /usr/src/
http://downloads.digium.com/pub/asterisk/releases/asterisk-1.4.19.tar.gz
tar -xzf asterisk-1.4.19.tar.gz
cd asterisk-1.4.19/

where the version is never up to date so the reader can't simply copy & paste the command into their shell. Or they tell you to

cd /usr/src/
http://downloads.digium.com/pub/asterisk/asterisk-1.4-current.tar.gz
tar -xzf asterisk-*.tar.gz
cd asterisk-*/

which is not what the author intended if you did not remove any older downloads first.


How to download the current version of Asterisk

cd /usr/src/
version=`wget -q -O - http://www.kempgen.net/asterisk/current/version/asterisk-1.4`

Your shell evaluates the second line to version=1.4.19 (or whatever the current version of Asterisk may be).

echo ${version}
wget -c http://downloads.digium.com/pub/asterisk/releases/asterisk-${version}.tar.gz
tar -xzf asterisk-${version}.tar.gz
cd asterisk-${version}/

Just the current tarball

If you are able to figure it out yourself and all you need is the tarball but don't want to look up the current version:

wget -c `wget -q -O - http://www.kempgen.net/asterisk/current/url/asterisk-1.4`

Complete installation instructions

For a complete walkthrough see
The Asterisk Book - Installation instructions for Asterisk (English, "unstable") or
Das Asterisk Buch - Installationsanleitungen für Asterisk (German).


last modified: 21 Jul 2014

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