Package Details: zoneminder 1.34.19-1

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Package Base: zoneminder
Description: A full-featured, open source, state-of-the-art video surveillance software system
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Keywords: camera cctv monitor record security surveillance video zoneminder
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: zoneminder-git
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Nocifer
Last Packager: Nocifer
Votes: 60
Popularity: 0.30
First Submitted: 2008-03-21 00:09
Last Updated: 2020-08-11 20:11

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Pinned Comments

Nocifer commented on 2020-01-18 10:01

A fair warning to everyone:

From 1.34 onwards the webroot will be moved from /srv/zoneminder to /usr/share/webapps/zoneminder.

The configuration files for Apache & Nginx provided by this package have been adjusted accordingly, but, as per pacman's packaging standards, they will only overwrite your existing configuration files if those have been left in their default state.

This means that, if you've ever manually edited the Apache/Nginx configuration files that come with this package, be prepared to experience a broken setup after updating to ZoneMinder 1.34, because your configuration files will not be automatically adjusted and thus will keep pointing to /srv/zoneminder, which will now be invalid.

Nocifer commented on 2018-10-02 14:34

Any and all feedback will be much appreciated. Thanks!


Update: 1.32.3-1 -> 1.34.0-1

THIS UPDATE CAN BREAK EXISTING SETUPS. For more info check the pinned comment above or the notes in the PKGBUILD.

  • Removed hard dependency on Apache, Nginx and MariaDB.
  • Moved install logic to a separate script ( that can be run manually by the user.
  • ZoneMinder's webroot moved from /srv/zoneminder to /usr/share/webapps/zoneminder, as per web application standards.
  • Fixes:
    • Changed /var/log/zoneminder permissions from 775 to 755, now logrotate should stop complaining.
    • Changed supported architectures to 'any' for ARM compatibility; if any issues arise, please let me know.
    • Added pod2man as an optional dependency, to support building the package in Docker.

Update: 1.32.2-3 -> 1.32.3-1

  • Changed Nginx's configuration so that now it listens on all interfaces instead of only on localhost. This fixes remote access and also prevents some potential conflicts with other conf files that may be present.
  • Added proper support for multiserver setups in the install script during updates: now it will properly check whether we're running a local database server or not and will run the updater accordingly. Also added a new function for updating the PTZ control presets.
  • Enabled PHP's disabled-by-default semaphore support. This fixes issues like camera playback controls not working and camera device info (e.g. current state, fps, zoom level, et al) not being shown.
  • Gave 'zmuser' some new privileges on database 'zm' that are needed to perform the 1.32.3 update.

Update: 1.32.2-2 -> 1.32.2-3

  • Added spawn-fcgi & multiwatch as dependencies. Now fcgiwrap will spawn in multiple instances, so ZoneMinder will be able to utilize more than one CGI threads at the same time and thus show concurrent camera streams, which solves issues like having no image while editing zones, etc. The default number of instances is 10, which should be enough for 2 or 3 cameras, but you can of course edit the provided service file and change the number as you see fit. Big thanks to @chapatt for bringing this to my attention!

Update: 1.32.2-1 -> 1.32.2-2

  • Included a /zm/ link inside the /www/ folder that points back to /www/. This fixes pretty much every instance of sloppy hardcoded links within ZM's codebase. Big thanks to @Kubax for the idea!

Update: 1.32.1-3 -> 1.32.2-1

NOTE: There's a bunch of small-ish errors in ZM's operation due to some parts of it having the localhost/zm/ link hardcoded and thus breaking when ZM is run from anywhere else, e.g. localhost:8095. I'm in the process of locating these errors and either reporting them upstream or fixing them myself, but I can't know for sure when or even if they'll be fixed. Big thanks to @Kubax for reporting this.

  • Changed temp folder location: /var/lib/zoneminder/temp -> /var/tmp/zoneminder
  • Fixed /api/app/tmp to correctly point to the temp folder
  • Overhauled how the install script makes the choice between Nginx and Apache, as follows:
    • If Nginx is installed and active, regardless of whether Apache is also installed or active or both, we choose Nginx.
    • If Nginx is installed but inactive, and Apache is not installed, we choose Nginx.
    • If Nginx is installed but inactive, and Apache is installed, we choose Apache.
    • If Nginx is not installed, and Apache is installed, we choose Apache.
    • If neither of them is installed, we simply inform the user about it and do nothing.

It's a fairly simple script and I have tested it as much as I can, but things usually find a way to break apart after introducing such... uhm... breaking changes. If things do break for you, please blame me and not the script itself; and also report here what exactly is broken so I can fix it ;)

Update: 1.32.1-2 -> 1.32.1-3

  • MariaDB no longer required (for use with remote databases)
  • Apache added as an optional dependency and preferred over Nginx if both are installed

Update: 1.32.1-1 -> 1.32.1-2

  • Fixed update process (it erroneously required zoneminder.service to be active while updating its database, when it should rather be the opposite)
  • Fixed desktop launcher
  • Added logrotate support
  • Removed 'perl-module-load-conditional' from dependencies as it is already included in core Perl package
  • Other minor fixes (e.g. the license file was being installed in the wrong place)

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tommy.mezei commented on 2020-08-08 19:35

Mocord monitors do not detect motion with version 1.34.18. Resetting the mysql database and reconfiguring the monitors did not fix the issue for me. After downgrading to 1.34.16 (keeping the fresh configuration) Mocord works as expected.

jlanzobr commented on 2020-06-27 17:02

Just a heads up: any Perl AUR packages that zoneminder depends upon will need to be rebuilt after the Perl 5.32 update.

@alanking: Agreed - I definitely preferred automatic database upgrades. @DaMadOne: seconded, Nocifer has done a great job.

DaMadOne commented on 2020-06-16 01:51

I for one am grateful of the work @Nocifer has put into this package. Since he/she has taken over upgrades have gone much more smoothly than before. It use to be a nightmare(To the point I almost never upgraded my ZM VM)! Now it MAY be a minor inconvenience but usually nothing more than what a "normal" Arch upgrade may need.

Thank you for your work @Nocifier. I just upgraded.. took note of the part of the upgrade that told me to run and all is well.

alanking commented on 2020-05-15 11:35

That's a shame. I'd say most of us like the automatic upgrade of the database. Like you said, if you want more hands on and manual intervention, you can build it yourself old school.

Nocifer commented on 2020-05-15 10:27

@Synthead it sure is possible, but at this point one could wonder why we bother using package managers at all and not simply return to the good old days of downloading the source .tar ourselves and running ./configure && ./make && ./make install. Or switch to Gentoo for that matter.

But anyway, in this new version I've removed all shell commands from the install script and replaced them with instructions for the user.

Synthead commented on 2020-05-11 17:03

Is it possible to do package upgrades without upgrading the database? I feel like the database upgrades should be a separate process from upgrading the package.

DaMadOne commented on 2020-03-24 22:13

@nocifer you're absolutely correct. It is a dependency of ffmpeg and the official package is what I'm using.

I did just do a whole system update on it that went a little wrong. I hadn't updated the ZM VM in nearly a year (was on a 5.2 kernel). I thought I had fully recovered from it but obviously not. Once I got ZM compiled and tried to run it I found other missing depends that should be there because other packages requires them. Like php requires oniguruma.. I had php, but not oniguruma somehow.

TL:DR I think I'm sorted out now.. Carry on.

Nocifer commented on 2020-03-24 08:41

@DaMadOne from what I can tell, libmfx is supposed to be a dependency of ffmpeg. Or at least that's the case for the official Arch package, some alternative packages I checked (e.g. ffmpeg-full or ffmpeg-amd-full-git) don't seem to include it.

Could you be using one of these ffmpeg variants? If that's so, I would first ask their AUR maintainers why they do not include libmfx as a dependency.

DaMadOne commented on 2020-03-24 05:16

libmfx is a dependency. Can't compile without it as of this moment.

zombielinux commented on 2020-02-11 17:59

I'm having an issue where NGINX is returning error 502 when hitting submit on the monitor configuration window. This is on a fresh setup as well.

It seems to create it, but I get a stream of "'zma -m 1' exited abnormally, exit status 127" I seem to have traced it to "error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

maybe a rebuild is necessary

Perhaps we're missing a dependency?

EDIT: Syu your build environment beforehand. Did that, then rebuilt. Now all is well.