Bug#459244: asterisk: split-up proposal

Tzafrir Cohen tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com
Fri Jan 4 23:34:59 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jan 05, 2008 at 04:04:34AM +0500, Roman Galeyev wrote:
> Package: asterisk
> Version: 1:1.4.8~dfsg-1
> Severity: wishlist
> While maintaining a lot of asterisk installations I've come to
> conclusion to split up a huge single package into smaller ones,
> like one package for one application, one package for codecs,
> one package for basic core functions (really minimalistic).
> It could be auto-generated from asterisk menuselect (short description
> for every application/functionality and dependencies).
> I've almost done the packaging for myself and definitly will use it,
> but it seems to me that such splitting will be useful for others too.
> It will simplify the asterisk maintance and help tracking problems,
> make /etc/asterisk look not so terrifying to a beginner, etc,
> etc.
> The minor drawback is a huge list of packages like
> asterisk-app-voicemail, asterisk-chan-sip, etc, in my aptitude screen,
> but it could not be avoided yet, and we have an examples for that, like
> openoffice.

ls /usr/lib/asterisk/modules/ |wc
    164     164    2483

So I suggest you be more specific about what you want to move to
subpackages. Why would you want app_voicemail.so in a separate package?
What harm is it in this module lying around?

One valid reason would be dependency on external libraries: odbc, pgsql,
netsnmp, radius, sqlite.  We have a separate asterisk-h323 . 

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