Ubuntu Server 16.04 64-bit with Zoneminder 1.32.x the easy way
02OCT18 A new version, 1.32.1 is released.
We recommend you read the release notes to see what has changed in this version. The release notes can be found here: https://github.com/ZoneMinder/zoneminder/releases
Install Zoneminder on Ubuntu 16.04 with shell script
This will install Zoneminder by using a shell script with one basic command (how easy is that!).
You will need a Ubuntu 16.04 install with LAMP (Apache, MySQL and PHP) installed desktop or server. As an alternate you may use Mariadb in lieu of MySQL
Shell script file contents:
#!/bin/sh clear read -p "This script installs Zoneminder 1.32.x on Ubuntu 16.04 AMD64 with LAMP (MySQL) installed... Press Enter to continue or Ctrl + c to quit" nothing clear read -p "You must be logged in as root using sudo su ... Press Enter to continue or Ctrl + c to quit" nothing clear read -p "Next we will add the PPA repository, install and configure the system to run Zoneminder. You will have to press enter twice to load two PPA repositories. Press enter to continue" nothing apt install -y software-properties-common clear add-apt-repository ppa:iconnor/zoneminder add-apt-repository ppa:iconnor/zoneminder-1.32 apt update clear awk '$0="date.timezone = "$0' /etc/timezone >> /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini clear apt install -y zoneminder systemctl enable zoneminder service zoneminder start adduser www-data video a2enconf zoneminder a2enmod rewrite chown -R www-data:www-data /usr/share/zoneminder/ service apache2 reload clear read -p "Install complete.Press enter to continue" nothing clear
Copy the contents of the script, open a terminal and run:
Paste the contents of the script into Nano
Ctrl + o Ctrl + x
chmod 755 zm-install
Start the script by entering:
Follow the prompts. Things are pretty simple. The timezone will be detected from the OS and added to the php.ini.
While this script worked for me I can't be responsible if you loose data when you run this. It is intended for a new install not an upgrade.