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Build from Source¶
Before you consider building from source, be aware that there are Nightly Builds
available for Debian + Ubuntu platforms. These are recommended for normal users.
Osmocom projects use autoconf/automake.
The general pattern for building is:
cd source-tree autoreconf -fi ./configure make make check make install
./configure step may need further configuration options, and
./configure will tell you which dependencies are still missing, if any.
See below for project specific details and troubleshooting.
make step may generally be sped up by using multiple CPU cores:
make -j 8
We take care to make our builds parallelizable with
-j, but in case
make -j fails, issuing a simple
make could fix the problem (expecting
this only in libsmpp34).
Which libraries are needed by various Osmocom programs is best resolved during
./configure step described below. This script checks for any missing
Here is a (probably incomplete) overview of dependencies between Osmocom
|To build ...||... you also need ...|
|osmo-bts||libosmocore, libosmo-abis, openbsc (source tree only), L1 headers depending on BTS model|
|osmo-pcu||libosmocore, L1 headers depending on BTS model|
|openbsc: osmo-nitb, osmo-bsc, osmo-sgsn, osmo-bsc_nat, osmo-bsc_mgcp||libosmocore, libosmo-abis, libosmo-netif, libosmo-sccp, libsmpp34|
|openbsc: 3G osmo-cscn (branch sysmocom/iu)||libosmocore, libosmo-abis, libosmo-netif (branch sysmocom/sctp), libosmo-sccp (branch sysmocom/iu), asn1c, libasn1c, osmo-iuh|
|osmo-iuh||libosmocore, libosmo-netif, libosmo-sccp, asn1c, libasn1c|
The latest Osmocom sources are available from git at https://git.osmocom.org,
where each project's overview page displays the actual git URL.
The projects' repository URLs generally are of the pattern:
For example, to verify libosmocore's git repository URL, browse to
https://git.osmocom.org/libosmocore/ and observe the URL shown at the
bottom of the page under Clone:
To download the libosmocore sources using the
git clone git://git.osmocom.org/libosmocore
(To contribute, see Submitting Patches)