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Asterisk 1.8: new install: can't find sip.conf at /etc/asterisk... where are the .conf files?

Hello Experts,

I just finished installing AsteriskPBX 1.8 via .iso on a virtual machine.

looking to test and trying to add accounts to sip.conf and extension.conf under /etc/asterisk... but there is no files on that directory...

I try running:
locate sip.conf
locate extensions.conf


Any ideas where all the .conf files are?

thanks experts....
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8/22/2022 - Mon


   With of the half dozen or more version of the ISO did you use ?

   It sounds like it did not fully install as the asterisk conf files are normally in /etc/asterisk for the various ISO based projects and even the roll your own after the make install.

Thank you...

I used: AsteriskNOW-2.0.2-i386-DVD

I ran the install twice on two different virtual machines. I got the same result. No .conf files under /etc/asterisk. In fact, the dir was empty.

Note: the initial install asked if I wanted to do Asterisk 1.8 and FreePBX
or Asterisk 1.8 only.... both instances I selected Asterisk 1.8 only....

When I do: asterisk -r
I am able to connect asterisk and run commands.
@asterisk, when I run: core show settings
the part under configuration file is empty....

Not sure what's going on.....

Any ideas?

Thanks so much for your help....

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Thank you....

It seems he also installed freePBX...
Let me try installing both Asterisk 1.8 and freePBX...

Get back to you shortly....

Thanks for all of your help....

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William Peck

Well, this is interesting... I installed Asterisk 1.8 and FreePBX (Option 1 of the install) and now I see the all the .conf file under /etc/asterisk

I wonder if something needs to be compiled or I need to add those files manually when installing only Asterisk?

I am gonna leave the question open for a couple more days.... may be someone can help...


   FreePBX does install it's versions of the conf files.  What happens is when you press the apply Orange button in FreePBX it parses through it's MySQL database and generates all the conf files it needs for Asterisk to execute.  

   For that reason there are also a serious of "custom" files that are not regenerated but included into the ones that are so a use can override or add certain functions and contexts.

    --- Glad I was able to help some.

Thank you for your help...
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