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Build and Installation

Getting the Module

The Python module source codes along with some samples are included in PJSIP distribution, in pjproject/pjsip-apps/src/python directory.

Building The Modules



  1. Python: this normally should have been installed on every Linux.
  2. Python development package, to build the C extension. This might be called python-devel (e.g. on Fedora) or python2.4-dev (e.g. on Ubuntu).

Building the Module

Using Python build script:

  1. Build the PJSIP libraries first with the usual "./configure && make dep && make" commands.
  2. Go to pjsip-apps/src/python directory.
  3. Run 'sudo python ./ install' or just 'sudo make'

Sample session:

   $ cd your-pjsip-root-dir
   $ ./configure && make dep && make
   $ cd pjsip-apps/src/python
   $ sudo make

Microsoft Windows


  1. Python SDK: I personally use ActivePython-2.4.3-12 distribution from ActiveState, since it has a matching debug package.
  2. Optional: debug package: the debug package is useful if you want to debug the C extension. You can download it from

Building the Module with Visual Studio

Using Microsoft Visual Studio projects:

  1. Open pjsip-apps.dsw from pjsip-apps\build directory.
  2. Select python_pjsua project as the active project.
  3. Build the project
  4. The _pjsua.pyd Python module will be placed in pjsip-apps\lib directory.
  5. Copy _pjsua.pyd and from pjsip-apps\src\python directory to Python's site_packages directory (see Python manual for this), or alternatively add the directories where these files reside to your PYTHONPATH environment variable.