How to Install ZoneMinder-Master ,latest on UBUNTU 20.04 LTS ( Focal Fossa)

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sudo su

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:iconnor/zoneminder-master

sudo apt update

apt install zoneminder

Configuring Mysql and alter mysql root password

mysql -e "ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'yourpassword';"

(replace yourpassword with the new password)

rm /etc/mysql/my.cnf

cp /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf /etc/mysql/my.cnf

(press Enter key of key board when ask for password)

/etc/init.d/mysql start

mysql -uroot -p < /usr/share/zoneminder/db/zm_create.sql

(Enter your mysql root password when ask for password)

( If you get an error "ERROR 1050 (42S01) at line 1034: Table 'Sessions' already exists" due to existence of zm database ,when creating zm sql database , you will have to drop the existing zm database as follows on the Ubuntu terminal and retry above command again

mysql -e "drop database zm;" )

mysql -e "CREATE USER 'zmuser'@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'zmpass';"

( If CREATE does not work try with ALTER )

mysql -e "GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON zm.* TO 'zmuser'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION;"


mysqladmin -uroot -p reload

(Enter your mysql root password when ask for password)

Configuring Zoneminder 

chmod 740 /etc/zm/zm.conf

chown root:www-data /etc/zm/zm.conf

adduser www-data

video a2enmod cgi

a2enconf zoneminder

a2enmod rewrite

a2enmod headers

a2enmod expires

Starting Zoneminder and apache

systemctl enable zoneminder

service zoneminder start

service apache2 reload

Open zoneminder web console (http://localhost/zm/)