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Installation guidance for various linux distributions. The FreeSWITCH™ core development team has standardized on Debian and recommends it for all deployments.

Users who are familiar with other distributions are welcome to help the project maintain these installation instructions.

Sofia-sip and SpanDSP Notice!

SpanDSP and sofia-sip

Sofia-sip and SpanDSP dependencies have been removed from the FreeSWITCH™ tree since v1.10.4 Release (05 August 2020).

You can find source files of Sofia-sip here:

SpanDSP sources are here:

Packages for Sofia-sip and SpandDSP are available for all supported platforms from our packaging repos.

You might have to visit each directory, run ./ then ./configure then make install

We dropped support in packaging for anything older than Debian 9 and anything older than Centos 7 due to a number of dependency issues on older platforms.


Debian 11 Bullseye

As of the release of FreeSWITCH version 1.10 the reference platform is Debian 11 “Bullseye". Please use the instructions on the Debian page.

RHEL, Fedora, CentOS

Red Hat Enterprise linux, derived from Fedora, and CentOS can all use the same Makefile and init instructions shown on the CentOS page.


FreeSWITCH has not had prebuilt Ubuntu binaries since 2018, you will need to compile from source.