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Howto make Debian packages for Kamailio 3.2.x

This Howto was tested with Kamailio 3.2.0. Nevertheless it should work also with older and newer versions.

The build process for Debian packages generates all Kamailio packages (also mysql, postgres, radius …). Thus, on the PC used for compiling the Debian packages, all required libraries must be installed, even if you do not install all packages afterwards.

Thus, you need the client and development libraries for the database backends (mysql and postgres), openssl, xmpp and the radiusclient-ng libraries. These libraries are all included in Debian and can be easily installed using apt-get.

Step 1-5 can be executed with normal user privileges, root privileges are only required for stop 6.

1. Get the Kamailio source code

Either download a tar-ball or checkout the respective Kamilio branch from git.

2. Configure the build process

Debian packages are built with the command “make deb”. But this command is also used to build “ser” style Debian packages. Therefore, you have to advise the build process to build the “Kamailio” release when executing “make deb”. This is done by setting the FLAVOR to “kamailio” when creating the build configuration.

Execute (Note: Do not specify other build options here. You can specify them in the next step in the Debian rules file.):

make FLAVOUR=kamailio cfg

This instructs the build process to use pkg/kamailio/deb/debian/rules for creating the Debian packages.

3. Choose the Debian version

Some new modules require libraries which are not in all Debian version. For example libjson0-dev is not available for Debian Lenny (5.0). In this case you either have to backport the required libraries to your Debian version or use the respective packaging files. In the second case, the respective modules will automatically disabled.

For example if you want to build for Debian Squeeze and do not need the troublesome modules:

cd pkg/kamailio/deb
mv debian debian-orig
ln -s squeeze debian
cd ../../..

4. (optional) Add build options to the rules file

If you want to activate certain build features, you can specify them in the Debian rules file.

edit pkg/kamailio/deb/debian/rules:

        # Add here commands to configure the package.
        $(MAKE) STUN=1 FLAVOUR=kamailio cfg prefix=/usr cfg_prefix=$(CURDIR)/debian/kamailio

For example in above example the custom build parameter “STUN=1” was added.

5. Build the packages

make deb

If the build process fails due to missing dependencies install them via “apt-get install …..” and try “make deb” again.

If the build succeeds, the packages are located in ../

6. Install Kamailio

Install Kamailio and the relevant Kamailio modules. For example to install Kamailio for MySQL and often needed modules:

cd ..
sudo dpkg -i kamailio_3.2.0_i386.deb kamailio-mysql-modules_3.2.0_i386.deb kamailio-tls-modules_3.2.0_i386.deb kamailio-utils-modules_3.2.0_i386.deb kamailio-xml-modules_3.2.0_i386.deb kamailio-xmlrpc-modules_3.2.0_i386.deb
install/3.2.x/debian.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/24 12:04 by klaus3000