need help installing zoneminder 1.24.X

Asked by Marcus Sandy

The camera I am using is not fully compatible with Zoneminder 1.23.3. I need to install 1.24, however there is not a package for synaptic. Being somewhat new to Linux, I am unfamiliar with the process of installing from source. Any help is appreciated.

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Best François Tissandier (baloo) said :

To compile from source should ALWAYS be the very last solution.
Before that, you should check if someone didn't create a package to install the software. The packages for Ubuntu are often available from a "PPA", it's a software repository hosted on

I found two for zoneminder apparently :
This one seems to be for Maverick
This one seems older.

So depending which version of Ubuntu you are using, you can try to install one of them. Probably a quite old one? May I ask why you dont use a more recent version of Ubuntu? You wouldn't have problem to install a recent version of this software then.

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Marcus Sandy (marcus-sandy) said :

Thanks for the prompt response!
I am running Lucid, but I can install Maverick if there is a package for it. This will be a zoneminder dedicated machine so I will install any distro that gets me up and running!
I will update and give this a shot.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Please view Ubuntu package detail from here (top left link on this page):

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Marcus Sandy (marcus-sandy) said :

Thanks François Tissandier, that solved my question.

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Marcus Sandy (marcus-sandy) said :

No problem installing 1.24.2 on Maverick with the PPA you listed. After some shared memory tweaking I am streaming full resolution and color. Thanks, this was exactly the kind of solution I was looking for!

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François Tissandier (baloo) said :

Great :)