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BobLaske
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Documentaion seems wrong

Post by BobLaske » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:29 am

https://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/la ... edhat.html

I'm following this doc but things aren't making any sense.
I installed a minimal version of Centos 8, installed the repo's and finally installed zoneminder.

The doc says there is a README file in /usr/share/doc/zoneminder but there is not.
I *assume* the file is actually this one. /usr/share/doc/zoneminder-common/README

However, this file is talking about making symlinks and doing things based on having Apache or Nginx.
I installed neither web server yet because the doc said a very minimal OS to start.

So, now that I've run 'sudo dnf install zoneminder' and it completed, where are these critical steps I'm needing to follow?
I assume I have to install a web server, mariadb server, php and a whole lot of other things then configure at least mariadb for access.

This is all guessing because the doc seems wrong.

Does anyone know of a current, up to date doc for installing 1.34 on Centos 8 from the step I'm at now?

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Re: Documentaion seems wrong

Post by knight-of-ni » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:33 am

If you have started here: https://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/la ... zoneminder

Then all you have to do is follow the steps in the README, just like it says.

When you ran dnf install zoneminder, it pulled in zoneminder-common and zoneminder-httpd, which pulled in apache webserver.

Yeah, the documentation should be updated to reflect the change in location of the README.
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Re: Documentaion seems wrong

Post by BobLaske » Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:05 am

Hi,

I started at the top of this doc.
https://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/la ... edhat.html

So you're saying just follow the steps in the file I did find then;
/usr/share/doc/zoneminder-common/README

Ok, will do. Thanks.

For anyone who comes across this, the last steps are here.

more /usr/share/doc/zoneminder-common/README.httpd
or if using nginx;
more /usr/share/doc/zoneminder-common/README.nginx

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Re: Documentaion seems wrong

Post by knight-of-ni » Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:12 am

Yes, but if you intend to install zoneminder, rather than build zoneminder, you want to start at this specific part of the guide:
https://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/st ... zoneminder

I guess I should ask since you posted in the 1.35.x development forum, do you want to install the latest zoneminder release or do you want to install a nightly development build?
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Re: Documentaion seems wrong

Post by BobLaske » Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:37 am

I used the yum method so I assume that's the nightly build. I didn't check but usually the latest is built rather than installed I think is what you're saying. Therefore, that explains why my install is only 1.34.16. I have to find out what changes are in 1.35.

Guess I'll have to start over. Thanks.

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Re: Documentaion seems wrong

Post by knight-of-ni » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:22 pm

1.35.x is our development branch. It is intended only for beta testing or to develop new software.

If you are looking for a stable system to record video you rely on, then I'd recommend you stick with our latest release, which is 1.34.16 currently.
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Re: Documentaion seems wrong

Post by BobLaske » Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:59 pm

Yes, that's what I'm doing.

Thanks very much for the quick help.

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