asterisk on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)

Last updated: May 26,2022

1. Install asterisk package

Please follow the instructions below to install asterisk package:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install asterisk

2. Uninstall / Remove asterisk package

Please follow the instructions below to uninstall asterisk package:

sudo apt remove asterisk
sudo apt autoclean && sudo apt autoremove

3. Details of asterisk package

Package: asterisk
Architecture: amd64
Version: 1:16.2.1~dfsg-2ubuntu1
Priority: optional
Section: universe/comm
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers
Original-Maintainer: Debian VoIP Team
Installed-Size: 7252
Provides: asterisk-1fb7f5c06d7a2052e38d021b3d8ca151
Depends: adduser, asterisk-config (= 1:16.2.1~dfsg-2ubuntu1) | asterisk-config-custom, asterisk-core-sounds-en, asterisk-modules (= 1:16.2.1~dfsg-2ubuntu1), lsb-base (>= 3.0-6), libc6 (>= 2.27), libcap2 (>= 1:2.10), libedit2 (>= 2.11-20080614-0), libjansson4 (>= 2.11), libpopt0 (>= 1.14), libsqlite3-0 (>= 3.5.9), libssl1.1 (>= 1.1.0), libsystemd0, liburiparser1 (>= 0.6.0), libuuid1 (>= 2.16), libxml2 (>= 2.7.4), libxslt1.1 (>= 1.1.25)
Recommends: asterisk-moh-opsound-gsm, asterisk-voicemail | asterisk-voicemail-storage, sox
Suggests: asterisk-dahdi, asterisk-dev, asterisk-doc, asterisk-ooh323, asterisk-opus, asterisk-vpb
Filename: pool/universe/a/asterisk/asterisk_16.2.1~dfsg-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Size: 2141196
MD5sum: 546107bacafb22ec5d61c3bd532d673f
SHA1: 0585d6fb9aadbe1622429b66d4a962578cf96105
SHA256: 76e0a482eba0eef9832626b05daee8969edfba8fecf4e93561e0202acca17523
Description-en: Open Source Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Asterisk is an Open Source PBX and telephony toolkit. It is, in a
sense, middleware between Internet and telephony channels on the bottom,
and Internet and telephony applications at the top.
Asterisk can be used with Voice over IP (SIP, H.323, IAX and more) standards,
or the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) through supported hardware.
Supported hardware:
* All Wildcard (tm) ISDN PRI cards from Digium (
* HFC-S/HFC-4S-based ISDN BRI cards (Junghanns.NET, beroNet, Digium etc.)
* All TDM (FXO/FXS) cards from Digium
* Various clones of Digium cards such as those by OpenVox
* Xorcom Astribank USB telephony adapter (
* Voicetronix OpenPCI, OpenLine and OpenSwitch cards
* CAPI-compatible ISDN cards (using the add-on package chan-capi)
* Full Duplex Sound Card (ALSA or OSS) supported by Linux
* Tormenta T1/E1 card (
* QuickNet Internet PhoneJack and LineJack (
This is the main package that includes the Asterisk daemon and most channel
drivers and applications.
Description-md5: 7512e0d229d5002c76464413517c8449