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MRCP

Asterisk Modules

Administrator Guide

 

Revision: 62

Distribution: Debian / Ubuntu

Created: February 7, 2015

Last updated: March 19, 2017

Author: Arsen Chaloyan


 

Table of Contents

1 Overview.. 3

1.1 Applicable Versions. 3

1.2 Supported Distributions. 3

1.3 Authentication. 3

2 Installing Deb Packages Using Apt-Get 4

2.1 Repository Configuration. 4

2.2 GnuPG Key. 4

2.3 Repository Update. 4

2.4 Installation of Applications Suite (app-unimrcp) 4

2.5 Installation of Speech Resource (res-speech-unimrcp) 5

3 Installing Deb Packages Manually. 6

3.1 Package List 6

3.2 Package Dependency Graph. 7

3.3 Package Installation Order 8

 


 

1       Overview

This guide describes how to obtain and install binary packages of Asterisk and UniMRCP modules on Debian-based distributions. The document is intended for system administrators and developers.

1.1      Applicable Versions

Instructions provided in this guide are applicable to the following versions.

 

UniMRCP 1.4.0 and above

Asterisk 13 and above

1.2      Supported Distributions

UniMRCP binary packages are currently available only for x86_64 (64-bit) architecture.

 

Operating System

32-bit

64-bit

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (trusty)

 

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (xenial)

 

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Note: packages for other distributions can be made available upon request. For more information, contact services@unimrcp.org.

1.3      Authentication

UniMRCP binary packages are available to authenticated users only. In order to register a free account with UniMRCP, please visit the following page.

 

https://www.unimrcp.org/profile-registration

 

Note: a new account needs to be verified and activated prior further proceeding.

 

2       Installing Deb Packages Using Apt-Get

Using the APT package handling utility (apt-get) is recommended for installation of UniMRCP binary packages.

2.1      Repository Configuration

The content of a typical configuration file of the APT repository, to be placed in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/unimrcp.list, is provided below.

 

deb [arch=amd64] https://username:password@unimrcp.org/repo/apt/ distr main asterisk-13

 

The username and password fields included in the HTTPS URI must be replaced with the corresponding account credentials.

The distr field must be replaced with the corresponding distribution code name such as trusty, xenial, etc.

 

The repository provides the following components:

         main packages containing UniMRCP and its dependencies

         asterisk-13 packages containing Asterisk 13 and corresponding UniMRCP modules

2.2      GnuPG Key

For verification of binary packages, UniMRCP provides a public GnuPG key, which can be retrieved and installed as follows.

 

wget -O - https://unimrcp.org/keys/unimrcp-gpg-key.public | sudo apt-key add -

 

2.3      Repository Update

In order to check for updates and apply the changes in the APT configuration, use the following command.

 

sudo apt-get update

 

2.4      Installation of Applications Suite (app-unimrcp)

In order to install the app-unimrcp module, which provides a suite of MRCP applications for Asterisk, the following command can be used.

 

sudo apt-get install asterisk-app-unimrcp

 

As a result, apt-get will check for and install all the required components, including the packages for Asterisk and UniMRCP client.

2.5      Installation of Speech Resource (res-speech-unimrcp)

In order to install the res-speech-unimrcp module, which provides an MRCP implementation of the Asterisk Speech Recognition Interface, the following command can be used.

 

sudo apt-get install asterisk-res-speech-unimrcp

 

As a result, apt-get will check for and install all the required components, including the packages for Asterisk and UniMRCP client.


 

3       Installing Deb Packages Manually

UniMRCP deb packages can be installed manually using the dpkg utility. Note, however, that the system administrator should take care of package dependencies and install all the packages in appropriate order.

 

The deb packages have the following naming convention:

 

$packagename_$universion~$astversion-$distr_$arch.deb

 

where

         packagename is the name of a package

         universion is the UniMRCP version

         astversion is the Asterisk version

         distr is the distribution code name (trusty, xenial, )

         arch is the architecture (amd64, i386, all, )

3.1      Package List

The following is a list of deb packages required for installation of UniMRCP modules for Asterisk, including UniMRCP dependencies.

 

Package Name

Component

Description

asterisk-app-unimrcp

Asterisk

A suite of MRCP applications.

asterisk-res-speech-unimrcp

Asterisk

An MRCP implementation of Generic Speech Recognition Interface of Asterisk.

asterisk

Asterisk

Compound Asterisk package.

asterisk-config

Asterisk

Configuration files for Asterisk.

asterisk-doc

Asterisk

Source code documentation for Asterisk.

asterisk-dev

Asterisk

Development files for Asterisk.

asterisk-dahdi

Asterisk

DAHDI devices support for Asterisk.

asterisk-modules

Asterisk

Loadable modules for Asterisk.

unimrcp-client

UniMRCP

Shared libraries and sample applications of the client.

unimrcp-client-dev

UniMRCP

Development kit of the client.

unimrcp-common

UniMRCP

Data common for the client and the server.

unimrcp-common-dev

UniMRCP

Development kit of the common client and server data.

uniapr

UniMRCP

UniMRCP edition of the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library.

uniapr-dev

UniMRCP

Development kit of the corresponding APR library.

uniapr-util

UniMRCP

UniMRCP edition of the Apache Portable Runtime Utility (APU) library.

uniapr-util-dev

UniMRCP

Development kit of the corresponding APR-Util library.

unisofia-sip

UniMRCP

UniMRCP edition of the Sofia SIP library.

unisofia-sip-dev

UniMRCP

Development kit of the corresponding Sofia SIP library.

 

The respective packages for each of the components can be obtained from the UniMRCP website by visiting the download area having logged in to your account.

 

https://unimrcp.org/project/release-view

 

3.2      Package Dependency Graph

The following is a graph of package dependencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3.3      Package Installation Order

Packages for the APR, APR-Util and Sofia-SIP libraries must be installed first.

 

sudo dpkg --install uniapr_$universion-$distr_$arch.deb

sudo dpkg --install uniapr-util_$universion-$distr_$arch.deb

sudo dpkg --install unisofia-sip_$universion-$distr_$arch.deb

 

Then, packages for the common data and the client library should follow.

 

sudo dpkg --install unimrcp-common_$universion-$distr_$arch.deb

sudo dpkg --install unimrcp-client_$universion-$distr_$arch.deb

 

Then, the Asterisk packages should follow.

 

sudo dpkg --install asterisk-modules_$astversion-$distr_$arch.deb

sudo dpkg --install asterisk-config_$astversion-$distr_$arch.deb

sudo dpkg --install asterisk _$astversion-$distr_$arch.deb

 

Finally, based on your requirements, either app-unimrcp and/or res-speech-unimrcp packages can be installed.

 

sudo dpkg --install asterisk-app-unimrcp_$universion~$astversion-$distr_$arch.deb

sudo dpkg --install asterisk-res-speech-unimrcp_$universion~$astversion_$distr.$arch.deb

 

The same order should be considered for the installation of the corresponding development packages.