Ubuntu Server 19.10 Zoneminder 1.33.x

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Zoneminder 1.33.x on Ubuntu 19.10

As of 31DEC19 there is no Zonemiinder 1.33.x package in the zoneminder-master PPA for Ubuntu 19.10. This uses Gdebi to install the Ubuntu Disco package.

After installing a basic Ubuntu 19.10 OS add LAMP with Mariadb or MySQL.

19.10 with Mariadb Server

To install LAMP with Mariadb Server see: https://www.techsupportpk.com/2019/10/how-to-install-lamp-stack-ubuntu-1910.html

Become root

sudo su

Install Gdebi

apt install gdebi

Download the Zoneminder Disco .deb package

wget https://launchpad.net/~iconnor/+archive/ubuntu/zoneminder-master/+build/18539544/+files/zoneminder_1.33.16~20200109103850-disco_arm64.deb

Note: if the above wget download fails with a can't find the file... check the zoneminder-master PPA for the correct file name. This will happen when the Zoneminder package is updated.

Download libmp4v2-2

wget https://launchpad.net/~iconnor/+archive/ubuntu/zoneminder-master/+build/17493816/+files/libmp4v2-2_2.0.0~dfsg0-6_amd64.deb

Download libmysqlclient20

wget http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mysql-5.7/libmysqlclient20_5.7.28-0ubuntu0.19.04.2_amd64.deb

Install libmysqlclient20

gdebi libmysqlclient20_5.7.28-0ubuntu0.19.04.2_amd64.deb

Install libmp4v2-2

gdebi libmp4v2-2_2.0.0~dfsg0-6_amd64.deb

Install Zoneminder

gdebi zoneminder_1.33.16~20200109103850-disco_arm64.deb

Fix permissions:

chmod 740 /etc/zm/zm.conf
chown root:www-data /etc/zm/zm.conf

Enable and start Zoneminder

systemctl enable zoneminder.service
systemctl start zoneminder 

Enable Apache Modules

a2enconf zoneminder
a2enmod rewrite

Restart Apache

service apache2 reload

Open Zoneminder console and set your timezone under Options/Timezone

19.10 with MySQL Server

After installing a basic Ubuntu 19.10 OS add LAMP from tasksel

Become root

sudo su

Secure MySQL if you haven't already done it. Do not activate VALIDATE PASSWORD COMPONENT.

mysql_secure_installation

Edit MySQL configuration to use native password

nano /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf

Below [mysqld] add

default_authentication_plugin = mysql_native_password

CTRL + o to save CTRL +x to exit

restart MySQL

systemctl restart mysql

Install Gdebi

apt install gdebi

Download the Zoneminder Disco .deb package

wget https://launchpad.net/~iconnor/+archive/ubuntu/zoneminder-master/+build/18539544/+files/zoneminder_1.33.16~20200109103850-disco_arm64.deb

Download libmp4v2-2

wget https://launchpad.net/~iconnor/+archive/ubuntu/zoneminder-master/+build/17493816/+files/libmp4v2-2_2.0.0~dfsg0-6_amd64.deb

Download libmysqlclient20

wget http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mysql-5.7/libmysqlclient20_5.7.28-0ubuntu0.19.04.2_amd64.deb

Install libmysqlclient20

gdebi libmysqlclient20_5.7.28-0ubuntu0.19.04.2_amd64.deb

Install libmp4v2-2

gdebi libmp4v2-2_2.0.0~dfsg0-6_amd64.deb

Install Zoneminder

gdebi zoneminder_1.33.16~20200109103850-disco_arm64.deb

Note: The Zoneminder package will not complete successfully and will show errors. This will be corrected in the next step.

Create (overwrite) Zoneminder database

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

Create user and set permissions (press Enter after each entry)

mysql (Enter MySQL processing)
mysql> CREATE USER 'zmuser'@localhost IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY 'zmpass';
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON zm.* TO 'zmuser'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION;
mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES ;
mysql> \q

Reload MySQL

mysqladmin -uroot -p reload

Fix permissions:

chmod 740 /etc/zm/zm.conf
chown root:www-data /etc/zm/zm.conf
chown -R www-data:www-data /usr/share/zoneminder/

Enable and start Zoneminder

systemctl enable zoneminder.service
systemctl start zoneminder 

Enable Apache Modules

a2enconf zoneminder
a2enmod rewrite

Restart Apache

service apache2 reload

Open Zoneminder console and set your timezone under Options/Timezone