This is a quick tutorial to get started with Asterisk 13 (currently beta) on Centos 6.5 64-bit.

Luckily the installation procedure is very similar to Asterisk 12 and it is very easy to go through.

First we disable selinux and update the system and install binary dependencies - it may take a while.

Disable selinux:

sed -i 's/SELINUX=enforcing/SELINUX=disabled/' /etc/selinux/config

Note that if you copy the commands below that you must either 1) make single commands all on one line, or 2) add back slashes to carry over to a new line (this wiki does not display the back slashes).

yum update
yum install -y screen lsof mlocate wget
yum install -y gcc-c++ make gnutls-devel kernel-devel libxml2-devel ncurses-devel \
  subversion doxygen texinfo curl-devel net-snmp-devel neon-devel \
  uuid-devel libuuid-devel sqlite-devel sqlite \
  git speex-devel gsm-devel

Installing Jansson

tar zxvf jansson-2.5.tar.gz
cd jansson-2.5
./configure --libdir=/usr/lib64
make & make install
cd ..

Installing SRTP

tar zxvf srtp-1.4.2.tgz
cd srtp
./configure --enable-pic --libdir=/usr/lib64
make && make install
cd ..

Installing PJSIP

git clone pjproject
cd pjproject
./configure --libdir=/usr/lib64 --prefix=/usr --enable-shared \
             --disable-sound --disable-resample --disable-video --disable-opencore-amr \
             --with-external-speex --with-external-srtp --with-external-gsm 
make dep && make && make install
cd ..

Downloading and installing Asterisk 13

tar zxvf asterisk-13.0.0-beta1.tar.gz
cd asterisk-13.0.0-beta1
./configure --libdir=/usr/lib64
make menuselect

Note that as of 2014 November this works with Asterisk 13.0.0 too now that it is out of beta. Just substitute the current URL for the wget and other commands above, for example:


Under Channels you chack that there is “

  • chan_pjsip”

    make && make install && make samples cd ..

Running Asterisk

asterisk -vvvr

And you get

localhost*CLI> core show version
Asterisk 13.0.0-beta1 built by root @ localhost.localdomain on a x86_64 running Linux on 2014-09-12 08:28:08 UTC

Happy hacking!

..and of course, if you implement call-centers in Asterisk, do not forget to check out QueueMetrics for reporting and WombatDialer for implementing outbound added value services. :)