FreePBX: update or change Asterisk version

freepbxThe FreePBX Distro has some built in features to allow you to change the Major Asterisk version you are using without reinstalling/recompiling it manually.

For example the 6.12.65 release track supports Asterisk 1.8, 11, 12 and 13, FreePBX 14 supports Asterisk 13,15,16 and 17.

To change Asterisk version in FreePBX in Linux command prompt type:

You will then be prompted to pick which Asterisk Version you would like to switch to:

FreePBX-change-asterisk-versionOnce the switch has been completed you will be informed which Version you are running and that Asterisk is restarting. After a few minutes the script will replace your existing Asterisk version to the required.

If the old Asterisk version is still shown, you can restart with:

The final step is to reload the system dial plan:

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