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Offline dancho

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where is the freeswitch package for pfsense 1.2.3 ??
« on: February 03, 2010, 07:46:21 pm »
Hi, (probably mcrane). I just installed pfsense 1.2.3 (on a PC Engines WRAP with an 8GB CF card), and I'm reading everywhere that to install freeswitch, I need to "Just go to System->Packages", and the freeswitch package should be waiting there!

However, All I find are other packages, and no freeswitch package. What am I doing wrong?

Let me paste the partial list where freeswitch should appear if the package name is not capitalized:

 dns-server    Services    Beta   1.0.6.4   platform: 1.2
 freeradius    System    BETA    1.1.2_1   platform: 1.2.1
 haproxy    Services    BETA    0.29           platform: 1.2.3


and the partial list where it should appear if it IS capitalized:

 DenyHosts    Services    Beta   0.5.1    platform: 1.2.3   
 IGMPproxy    Network    BETA    0.1    platform: 1.2.2


Please help me get this installed as I can't wait to start using it!


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Re: where is the freeswitch package for pfsense 1.2.3 ??
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 12:50:15 am »
As the link states accurately the nano cf image is read only most of the time. This is done because cf cards have limited writes. There are two ways to get around this do a full install on the compact flash. This will work for a while but is not recommended. How long will this last will depend on the quality of the compact flash card. Some one reported trying this and on their system it lasted 2 months.

Another way is to setup a ram drive and use symbolic links to move the things that need write to the ram drive. Something I may do at some point in the future.

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Re: where is the freeswitch package for pfsense 1.2.3 ??
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 08:03:41 am »
I see! The package hasn't been "cooked" for an embedded platform yet. This makes sense. The Asterisk package for OpenWRT and DD-WRT indeed writes its logs and metadata in memory and doesn't touch the flash.

Where can I get your package so I can "force" install it on my embedded system and link the tight stuff to a RAM drive?

Thanks for the answers, guys!

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Re: where is the freeswitch package for pfsense 1.2.3 ??
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 08:06:13 am »
Can you please also shed some light on how package installation is done manually (what functions/scripts have to be called, where the package has to be placed, etc)?

I can't seem to find this info in the docs and forums. Should I just install a package and look at the terminal output - will that be enough?