ISDN4BSD by HPS - Some more instructions needed
mc467741 at c2i.net
Thu Jan 4 15:04:02 PST 2007
On Thu, 04 Jan 2007 18:06:41 +0100
Oliver von Bueren wrote:
> Hi to all.
> I'm running a FreeBSD 6.10-RELEASE-p10 at the moment and
>have a few small questions with the handling of the
>ISDN4BSD package from
>http://www.turbocat.net/~hselasky/isdn4bsd/ by Hans
>Petter Selasky (short HPS:-)).
>First of all, it looks like this is the only available
>option to run passive ISDN cards with Asterisk on
>FreeBSD.I've got that combination up and running with
>some issues (call is dropped by i4b/asterisk/??? after
>about 30 secs). As there have been changes to the source
>by HPS since 1.6.1 I'm currently installing subversion to
>update i4b. And now the questions start.
If you get calls dropped, try running the tool "isdndecode" given the
paramete r "-u 0" where "0" is the controller number you wish to log.
Then record the standard output and put it somewhere or mail it to me,
and I will have a look.
> - How is i4b by HPS supposed to be updated? Is it
>correct to do a "make deinstall" of the 1.6.1 and then a
>"make install" of the new one?
The correct is to "make deinstall" the old one and then "make install"
the new one.
> - About the same "issue" with updating the base system
>to get to the next patch release or release of FreeBSD.
>Is it required to make a deinstall of i4b by HPS followed
>by a /usr/src>make update / buildworld-Process and then
>re-installing it all?
It might be a good idea to CVSUP your FreeBSD kernel and userland
sources before you install the I4B driver. Depending on how much has
changed in the kernel sources you should consider to "make a new
world", to reduce problems with incompatible kernel ioctls.
> - A nd to make this hole thing complete, just another
>humble opinion about i4b in general. I've been using i4b
>since a 4.x version of FreeBSD for some small
>applications. That time it was good and "new". Nowadays
>the built-in version of i4b has some deficits, namely no
>CAPI for passive cards. So what do YOU (meaning users of
>i4b) think about the idea, that the "new" i4b by HPS
>should be integrated into the base FreeBSD. My opinion
>is, that this would enhance the functionality of FreeBSD
>in that area and all the FreeBSD users would benefit.
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