installing zoneminder via synaptic package manager

Asked by mbastrom on 2010-03-10

I tried installing zoneminder using synaptic package manager, now i cannot find it anywhere ???? how do i initiate the program ? and please keep it simple and detailed I am very new to this linux and find it rather confusing>>>>>>>>

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Please first enable the universe repository:

Open System → Administration → Software sources → [ Tab Ubuntu software ]
enable "Community Maintained open source software (universe)"
Close and confirm the repository reload.

After reloading, zoneminder should be available in synaptic.

Martin Pool (mbp) said : #2

You may be able to access it by going to http://localhost/zm from your Ubuntu machine.

There's some more documentation here: http://www.zoneminder.com/downloads/README.html#_Toc151468569

Err... Sorry, I read your question wrong. I thought you were saying that you couldn't find it in synaptic. Please see Martin's response.

mbastrom (mbastrom) said : #4

 thanks martin and andrew, how ever the direction you lead me to are for RPM not synaptic, let me refraze this question. I have loaded zoneminder using synaptic package handler, now my promblem is i cannot find the program and pointing my browser(firefox) to localhost/zm does not work , this is what i get

Not Found

The requested URL /zm was not found on this server.
Apache/2.2.12 (Ubuntu) Server at localhost Port 80

can anyone help ??

folarin felix (aralafola2) said : #6

I have similar issue. here is what i did to fix it:

1. open /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default with your favorite editor (e. nano).

2. look for the following line "DocumentRoot /var/www/" within <VirtualHost *:80> ... </VirtualHost>

3. change it to: "DocumentRoot /var/www/html"

4. save and quit

5. Restart apache

7. Enjoy Zoneminder