[asterisk-users] Asterisk installation script on CentOS7 with systemd

Olivier oza.4h07 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 08:54:47 CST 2016


For a new project, I'm adapting existing installation script to CentOS 7.
I must admit I don't understand how to adapt things to systemd.

Here are my questions:

1. I don't see any systemd sub-directory in asterisk-13.13.1/contrib.
Do you think such directory and matching Makefile target could be useful ?

2. Should /run/asterisk directory creation be left to systemd or done by
installation script before running "systemctl start asterisk"  ?

3. I edited the following /etc/systemd/system:asterisk.service file:
Description=Asterisk PBX and telephony daemon.

ExecStart=/usr/sbin/asterisk -vvvgF -U asterisk -G asterisk -C
#ExecStart=/usr/sbin/asterisk -vvvgF -C /etc/asterisk/asterisk.conf
ExecStop=/usr/sbin/asterisk -rx 'core stop now'
ExecReload=/usr/sbin/asterisk -rx 'core reload'


Running systemctl start asterisk fails with :
Dec 19 15:43:08 foobar systemd: PID file /var/run/asterisk/asterisk.pid not
readable (yet?) after start.
Dec 19 15:43:09 foobar systemd: asterisk.service: main process exited,
code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Dec 19 15:43:09 foobar asterisk: Unable to connect to remote asterisk (does
/var/run/asterisk/asterisk.ctl exist?)
Dec 19 15:43:09 foobar systemd: asterisk.service: control process exited,
code=exited status=1
Dec 19 15:43:09 foobar systemd: Unit asterisk.service entered failed state.
Dec 19 15:43:09 foobar systemd: asterisk.service failed.

But /usr/sbin/asterisk -vvvgF -U asterisk -G asterisk -C
/etc/asterisk/asterisk.conf succeeds:
# rasterisk
Asterisk 13.13.1, Copyright (C) 1999 - 2014, Digium, Inc. and others.
Running as user 'asterisk'
Running under group 'asterisk'
Connected to Asterisk 13.13.1 currently running on ...

Any hint or help on how to debug this ?
(I tried with and without any /run/asterisk directory owned by

Best regards
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