ZoneMinder on FC7

Saturday, August 25, 2007 


Zone Minder Config ZoneMinder 1.22.3 on Fedora Core 7

There are useful instructions at this URL

Do a basic install of FC7.

  • KDE seems to work better than gnome.
  • Remove unnecessary SW to speed install (desktop stuff)
  • Add Server and Development to get the right tools
  • Add as an RPM source
  • Make sure the necessary holes are in the firewall at 80

Add necessary bits
yum install mysql-server mysql-devel php-mysql pcre-devel \
perl-DateManip perl-libwww-perl perl-Device-SerialPort \
perl-MIME-Lite perl-Archive-Zip

updating perl (some will be installed already)
perl -MCPAN -e shell
install Bundle::CPAN
reload CPAN
install Archive::Tar
install Archive::Zip
install MIME::Lite
install MIME::Tools
install DateTime
install Date::Manip
install Bundle::libnet
install Device::SerialPort
install Astro::SunTime
install X10

FFMPEG install

Note that getting the FFMPEG libraries installed so they work is a nightmare. I followed these instructions and they seemed to work:

First add the x264 libraries and devel from livna via software manager

If the database hangs try
rm /var/lib/rpm/__db*
rpm --rebuilddb
yum clean all

svn checkout svn:// ffmpeg
cd ffmpeg/

./configure --enable-shared --enable-pp \
--enable-libx264 --cpu=pentium3 --enable-gpl

make install
nano /etc/

add the line “/usr/local/lib”

System demons

chkconfig --add mysqld
chkconfig --level 345 mysqld on
chkconfig --level 345 httpd on
service mysqld start
service httpd start

add to /etc/sysctl.conf to increase shared memory limit
kernel.shmall = 134217728
kernel.shmmax = 134217728

Zoneminder Install

Check the latest version of zoneminder at

tar xvfz ZoneMinder-1.22.3.tar.gz
cd ZoneMinder-1.22.3

patch it

The configure command I used is:
./configure --with-webdir=/var/www/html/zm \
--with-cgidir=/var/www/cgi-bin ZM_DB_HOST=localhost\
ZM_DB_NAME=zm ZM_DB_USER=zmuser ZM_DB_PASS=zmpass \
CFLAGS="-g -O3 -march=pentium3" CXXFLAGS="-g -O3 \
-march=pentium3" --with-ffmpeg=/usr/bin \
--with-webuser=apache --with-webgroup=apache

putting a reasonable user name for “zmuser” and password for “zmpass”

make install

If make barfs with
/usr/local/src/ZoneMinder-1.22.3/src/zm_mpeg.cpp:284: undefined reference to `av_free(void*)'
”in src/zm_mpeg.h starting on line 26, add the lines with the + (removing the + of course) The other lines are just for reference and should be already in the file.” from this reference.

nano src/zm_mpeg.h

#define ZM_MPEG_H
+extern "C" {
#include <ffmpeg/avformat.h>
#if FFMPEG_VERSION_INT == 0x000408

Install scripts
install scripts/zm /etc/init.d/
chkconfig --add zm

Create and configure the ZoneMinder database
mysql mysql < db/zm_create.sql
mysql mysql

at the mysql prompt:
grant select,insert,update,delete on zm.* to \
'zmuser'@localhost identified by 'zmpass';

mysqladmin reload

service zm start

you should get a nice green [OK].

Black Screen? Go Faster?
No php?
If you have issues make sure you have installed apache php and perl modules.

IJG SIMD jpeg should double performance.
* requires nasm which wasn’t installed. Use package manager.
tar xvfz jpegsrc-6b-x86simd-1.02.tar.gz
cd jpeg-6bx
./configure --enable-shared --enable-static
nano Makefile

* Change the CFLAGS from O2 to O3 and add
-funroll-loops -march=pentium3 -fomit-frame-pointer

make test
make install

identify the libraries to the system

I also copied the installed files from /usr/local/bin to /usr/bin:
cp /usr/local/bin/cjpeg /usr/bin/cjpeg
cp /usr/local/bin/cjpeg /usr/bin/cjpeg
cp /usr/local/bin/cjpeg /usr/bin/cjpeg
cp /usr/local/bin/cjpeg /usr/bin/cjpeg
cp /usr/local/bin/cjpeg /usr/bin/cjpeg

/etc/init.d/zm restart

NetPBM resizes the JPEGS and faster is better: compile and install
cd /usr/src
svn checkout netpbm
cd netpbm

Answer the questions (GNU and then defaults – I didn’t have TIFF or VGA libs, so “none”)
vi Makefile.config
I added -march=pentium3 to the CFLAGS at the end of the file
make package

accept defaults

cabozola install

* package add Ant (it needs ant, but it wasn’t installed by default)
cd /usr/src
tar xvfz cambozola-latest.tar.gz
cp /usr/src/cambozola-0.68/dist/cambozola.jar /var/www/html/zm
chmod 775 /var/www/html/zm/cambozola.jar

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