I am very proud to share with you all the FreeSWITCH 1.10.8 RPMs for CentOS 7, Rocky 8 and Rocky 9.
These RPMs are quite different than the originals from the FreeSWITCH team. The outstanding features of these RPMs are:
RPMs are available for CentOS 7, Rocky 8 and 9. And you can find it if you type yum search freeswitch.
As I said, there are more than 2400 working hours so far in order to make this possible.
Since this new release, sofia-lib is not shipped in the tarball, instead, it will use the system's library. FreeSWITCH requires sofia-lib >= 1.13.6; I had issues compiling sofia-lib under CentOS 6. After doing a little debug, I found that I require a newer glib version. I won't mess with that library since it is a core one. Sadly, CentOS 6 RPM for FreeSWITCH. If you really need support for CentOS 6, you will need to contact me privately.
UPDATE: Since CentOS 6 has reached its EOL. I won't be publishing more RPM's eighter.
There was more than one issue, most of them were as easy as repacking the old CentOS 7 SRPMS I have been doing or updating new RPM provides. However, the big issue. CentOS 8 is shipped with MariaDB 3:10.3.11 which means it has libmariadb 3.0.7. FreeSWITCH 1.10.x needs at least libmariadb 3.0.9 so, for starters, it cannot be used.
Then, I looked at the official MaríaDB RPM's. The issue is that they do not have an epoch in the versioning (missing epoch means zero). According to the RPM's versioning rules, 3:10.3.11 > 10.4.10, therefore, the RPM engine won't install it. I looked into the SRPMS from MariaDB but they are not conventional, they are kind of an SRPMS inside another SRPMS. Even if I add the epoch information, when repacking it will get the same useless number. I kept looking for a day without success. Therefore, I couldn't use it.
Disabling the AppStream repository and enabling the MariaDB repository was not an option. The problem was that the AppStream repository has many dependencies within, including the GCC itself. I couldn't disable it right away.
Then I decided to do the impossible mission: to recompile all the needed SRPMS from CentOS 8 in order to be able to disable the AppStream package. It was not easy, it seems CentOS 8 repository planning has some faults:
I repacked no less than 500 SRPM's, after that was done, disabling the AppStream repository was possible and the FreeSWITCH RPM build on CentOS 8 was possible.
UPDATE: I found a way to void packaging everything in the future. The RPM's will still be available but they will get updated when CentOS 8 publish new revisions.
UPDATE: Rocky 9 was not as challenging as CentOS 8 was.
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