This looks like a manageable patch from LAMP: Zoneminder.

It bills itself as "the top Linux video camera security and surveillance solution. ZoneMinder is intended for use in single or multi-camera video security applications, including commercial or home CCTV, theft prevention and child, family member or home monitoring and other domestic care scenarios such as nanny cam installations. It supports capture, analysis, recording, and monitoring of video data coming from one or more video or network cameras attached to a Linux system. ZoneMinder also support web and semi-automatic control of Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras using a variety of protocols. It is suitable for use as a DIY home video security system and for commercial or professional video security and surveillance." (

I haven't tested on Core 13RC yet, but the install seems smooth enough on TKL's LAMP stack. Note that I haven't fully tested the install, and I think it's worth testing on bare metal as well as vm.

The build notes will follow - our question has to be - is a Zoneminder patch something people could benefit from?


Set Hostname

edit /etc/hosts, /etc/hostname

hostname -F /etc/hostname (I think it'll work fine without)

apt-get update

apt-get install -y zoneminder

ln -s /etc/zm/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf.d/zoneminder.conf

service apache2 reload

#Because Tuxradar says so
chmod 4755 /usr/bin/zmfix
zmfix -a
adduser www-data video

edit /etc/confconconsole/services.txt to point users to $ipaddr/zm

apt-get clean

shutdown -r now

dpkg-reconfigure locales

dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

dpkg-reconfigure postfix (?)

We may have missed something significant. Need more gear.

Chuck's picture

I tried this but when I got down to the ZM install, it pulled quite a few files but it tossed that error, I tried the --fix-missing, it appeared to work but there is no /usr/bin/zmfix, so I assume that all did not get loaded in.

Any more info on this.

I run Zoneminder, have done so for several years, it is a good reliable platform. Be nice if someone more knowledgable could build a Turnkey Linux VM for it. Use the latest. 1.25.0x it works great with IP cams. I have it running on a Ubuntu box, and I also am playing around with a VMWare VM.

Moe's picture

If ZoneMinder fails to install for you try Shinobi instead. You will have less of a headache.

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