Open Pre-EL6 Testing

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Open Pre-EL6 Testing

Postby sentm » Wed May 11, 2011 10:30 am

Over the next couple of weeks, a beta for using the EL6 Kernel 2.6.32, glibc 2.11, Asterisk 1.8.4, and MySQL 5.2.4 will be available in the testing repository.

These packages are EL6 binary compatible versions that were built in order to transition OSDial from EL5 to EL6. Our testing shows a significant performance increase as well several kernel level bug fixes.

The community is invited to test these packages prior to their release in order to weed out the possible unforeseen issues. Please make sure that you have backed up all data prior to the update and be prepared to recover that data should a problem arise.

To install with Asterisk 1.6.2.18:
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yum clean all; yum --enablerepo=osdial-testing --exclude=asterisk18* update


To install with Asterisk 1.8.4:
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yum cleal all; yum --enablerepo=osdial-testing --exclude=asterisk16* update

NOTE: Using Asterisk 1.8.x with OSDial is still EXPERIMENTAL.
A few specific issues have been identified and are as of yet unresolved. Do not install 1.8.x unless you are willing to work with the developers of OSDial and Asterisk to resolve those issues. If you need to remove Asterisk 1.8.x and switch back to Asterisk 1.6.2.x, do the following:

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rpm -e --nodeps 'asterisk18*'
yum clean all; yum --enablerepo=osdial-testing --exclude=asterisk18* update


As a courtesy, please post a reply indicating a successful installation and let us know of the performance benefits or problems you encounter.
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Re: Open Pre-EL6 Testing

Postby MrMeek » Thu May 12, 2011 10:04 am

"To install with Asterisk 1.8.4"

Will this update a 1.6.2.18 system to 1.8.4? Or is this intended to be used on a system already running 1.8.4?

Are there any known disadvantages to running 1.8.4 at this point (other than it being experimental)?
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Re: Open Pre-EL6 Testing

Postby sentm » Thu May 12, 2011 10:31 am

Yes, the to install with Asterisk 1.8.4 will update a system using Asterisk 1.6.2.x.

Asterisk 1.8.x is meant to be Digiums LTS (long-term-support) variant of the Asterisk platform.

Please see:
https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Asterisk+Versions

Currently, I am not aware of any any disadvantages with using 1.8.x.
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Re: Open Pre-EL6 Testing

Postby sentm » Sat May 14, 2011 6:51 pm

Asterisk 1.8.4 issues.

Several scripts were incorrectly identifying Asterisk 1.8 as 1.2. This caused several of the routines that handle the call processing and AMI events to fail. This has been corrected and an update is available immediately. Simply use the yum command from the OP for the Asterisk 1.8.4 branch in the testing repository and everything should work correctly again.

OSDial updates.

The latest version of OSDial in the testing repository also contains a new feature, it automatically calculates the timezone offset of the browser and the servers and uses these offsets to display dates relative to your timezone. So, if your dialer is in the West US and you live in the East US, the display of dates will automatically be offset to East coast times. If the logs for instance indicate that a batch of calls were made at 9am PST, when you view those events from the EST timezone, 12pm is displayed. This same process has also been applied to the CallBack mechanisms. When your agents schedule CallBacks, they no longer need to enter the CallBack date relative to the server's GMT, the system uses the GMT set in the agent's phone profile to automatically offset the scheduled times.
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