I have been trying to get a function ASL node running for about a week now.
I am not a Linux newbie. I am not an Asterisk newbie.
My first attempt was with compiling an install from the github repository on a modern Debian install. This was as out and out no-go as it will not build properly with a modern kernel, and I wasn’t going to fool with rolling it back for one program–particularly when pre-compiled images were available.
That brings me to my second attempt using the ASL image for Raspberry Pi B3+. This ran and works perfectly well as a radio-less node, but I wanted to attach a radio. Since ALSA was out, I acquired a RIM Alinco USB device. After reading every single thing I could find, I tried to set that up with chan_simpleusb. After hours of manipulation, simpleusb was completely incapable of detecting any RX to the node.
So next I did what everyone says not to do: I ran usbradio on the Rapsberry Pi. This worked–sort of. The node worked on RX and TX, and I could use DTMF commands–sort of. I am guessing the Pi3 is simply incapable of running the DSP sufficiently because the audio was sometimes stuttering, and thus DTMF failed about half the time.
So next I tried the ASL AMD64 image. (In an attempt to completely eliminate hardware problems, I installed it on a machine grossly overpowered for the purpose). After setting everything up, Asterisk will not start. Here is the status output:
#systemctl status asterisk.service
● asterisk.service - Asterisk PBX and telephony daemon
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/asterisk.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: inactive (dead)
Mar 05 11:30:23 repeater systemd: Dependency failed for Asterisk PBX and telephony daemon.
Mar 05 11:30:23 repeater systemd: asterisk.service: Job asterisk.service/start failed with result ‘dependency’.
First off, how is this possible given that this is a newly installed image? How is everything needed not already there? I am not sure how to being to correct this as it seems that updating the wrong package could break the install.
Any help with any of the problems stated would be greatly appreciated.