Upgrading to Asterisk 11.5


We need to upgrade a freepbx box to allow for the WEBRTC softphone to be installed.

Previously we’ve updated the system using the sysadmin pro module and that allowed webrtc to install. In this case however, the box has updated, but WevRTC still complains that asterisk 11.5 isn’t installed.

yum update asterisk11 gives me this;

[[email protected] ~]# yum update asterisk11
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, kmod
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Setting up Update Process
Package(s) asterisk11 available, but not installed.
No Packages marked for Update

It says its available but not installed. Are we ok to run ‘yum install asterisk11’ or is there another way?



If your system is a FreePBX Distro why don’t use the CLI upgrade scripts up to the FreePBX Distro release which will install the right Asterisk version you want, 11.x (with x > 5, e.g Asterisk 11.6 was upgraded, from Asterisk 11.5, with the introduction of FreePBX Distro 4.211.64-8, Asterisk 11.7 with the release of FreePBX Distro 5.211.65-2 and finally Asterisk 11.8 with very latest FreePBX Distro 5.211.65-7).

Do you know what those scripts are? SysAdmin Updates show now pending updates.

We have 4.211.64-1.


Yes I know (a series of - controlled - yum/module updates/installs). Maybe I misunderstood what you’re looking for or what are your system’s details (nobody nor you told here which FreePBX Distro version you currently have). I’m definitely biased…sigh!

Ok first step. Get your PBX updated following the upgrade scripts here. http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/FD/Updating+FreePBX+Official+Distro

Secondly the upgrade scripts will only upgrade asterisk within the core release that you have. At install time you were able to pick Asterisk 1.8, 10 or 11. To switch your core release version of Asterisk to 11 you can use the asterisk-version-script as outline here. http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/FD/Changing+Major+Asterisk+Versions+on+the+Fly