Ubuntu Server or Desktop Zoneminder 1.36.x
Install Zoneminder 1.36.x on Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04 with shell script
This will install Zoneminder 1.36.x by using a shell script with one basic command (how easy is that!).
You will need a Ubuntu 20.04 or 18.04 install with LAMP (Apache, MySQL or Mariadb and PHP) installed desktop or server. Also works on 20.10
Timezone: it is recommended you set your specific timesone with:
sudo timedatectl set-timezone America/New_York
Of course use your timezone in place of America/New_York.
Google is your friend if you need instructions for setting up a LAMP server. However, a simple LAMP can be installed with these commands:
apt install apache2 php mariadb-server php-mysql libapache2-mod-php
Secure MySQL or Mariadb, create root password et. al.
Mariadb additional settings The default values for the database are adequate for initial setup. However, I recommend you make these changes before installing Zoneminder. Note: If you have sufficient memory double the values below. Edit the Mariadb config file:
sudo nano /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf
Add the following in the [mysql] area:
innodb_file_per_table = ON innodb_buffer_pool_size = 256M innodb_log_file_size = 32M
CTRL+o then [Enter] to save
CTRL+x to exit
sudo service mysql restart
I recommend you install mysqltuner and run it from time to time and adjust the database settings as the number of saved events grows.
Shell script file contents:
#!/bin/sh clear read -p "This script installs ZoneMinder 1.36.x on Ubuntu 20.04 or 18.04 with LAMP (MySQL or Mariadb) installed... 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. Press enter to continue" nothing apt install -y software-properties-common clear add-apt-repository ppa:iconnor/zoneminder-1.36 apt update clear apt install -y zoneminder systemctl enable zoneminder service zoneminder start adduser www-data video a2enconf zoneminder a2enmod rewrite a2enmod headers a2enmod expires service apache2 reload clear read -p "Install complete. Open Zoneminder/Options and set the timezone. 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 is now set in Zoneminder/Options.