Ubuntu Server 14.10 64-bit server with Zoneminder to use systemd
This is a how-to for setting up Ubuntu 14.10 server with Zoneminder to use systemd.
Note (25APR15): It has been reported that this procedure will work to get ZM 1.28.1 running on Ubuntu 15.04
By default, init is enabled in Ubuntu 14.10. You may install and run Zoneminder without making any changes to how programs are started. However,
Ubuntu will, in time, move to systemd. So it is a good idea to know how to make Zoneminder work!
1. Install Ubuntu 14.10 server including LAMP Server and OpenSSH Server.
2. Install Zoneminder. You may use either the install procedures for any of the supported versions but we did this with ZM 1.28.0 from the iconnor
Note: We will explore installing Zoneminder on a system already running systemd as time permits and post the results in this WIKI.
3. Log into Ubuntu and become root
4. Install additional systemd components
apt-get install systemd-sysv
5. Re-boot the server. Log back in as root
6. Check that systemd is running
ps -p 1 -o comm= should return systemd
7. Create a file called zoneminder.service
Paste or enter the following:
# ZoneMinder systemd unit file # This file is intended to work with all Linux distributions [Unit] Description=ZoneMinder CCTV recording and security system After=network.target mysql.service apache2.service Requires=mysql.service apache2.service [Service] User=www-data Type=forking ExecStart=/usr/bin/zmpkg.pl start ExecReload=/usr/bin/zmpkg.pl restart ExecStop=/usr/bin/zmpkg.pl stop PIDFile="/run/zm/zm.pid" [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
CTRL+o to save the file CTRL+x to exit nano
8. Create a file called zoneminder.conf
Paste or enter the following
d /var/run/zm 0755 www-data www-data
CTRL+o to save the file
CTRL+x to exit nano
IMPORTANT: If ZoneMinder complains on startup that the /var/run/zm folder is missing, that means you have skipped this step!
9. Change permissions on the file
chmod 755 /etc/tmpfiles.d/zoneminder.conf
IMPORTANT: At this point the /var/run/zm directory has not been created. You may restart the PC which will create the directory or create it manually with the command "mkdir /var/run/zm"
10. Enable Zoneminder
systemctl enable zoneminder.service
11. Start Zoneminder
systemctl start zoneminder.service
12. Check to see that Zoneminder is running
systemctl status zoneminder.service
Thanks to Isaac Connor, Andrew Bauer and Carla Schroder for the pieces that allowed this puzzle to go together.