As voice-dropbox is currently in development, these instructions are likely to change over the coming weeks. Please do not consider these instructions set-in-stone :)


voice-dropbox is currently engineered exclusively for the ubuntu operating system. This may change in the future. If you’d like to see it work on other platforms, please let us know.

Part 1 - Install the Ubuntu Repositories

The first thing we need to do is add the official Asterisk Ubuntu repository to our system.

To do this, run the following commands as the root user:

$ apt-get install python-software-properties
$ apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 175E41DF
$ add-apt-repository "deb `lsb_release -cs` main"

Once the respository has been installed, we need to update our respository cache to prepare for installation:

$ apt-get update

Part 2 - Install DAHDI

Now that we’ve got our debian repositories configured, we need to install DAHDI. DAHDI provides reliable software timing for telephony applications.

Without DAHDI, voice-dropbox would only be able to process a few concurrent calls at a time.

To install DAHDI, run the following commands as root:

$ apt-get install asterisk-dahdi

And follow the on-screen prompts as required.