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Will freenas fix all the install bugs with the new release of Zoneminder?

tsr966

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Nov 12, 2019
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I wonder if freenas will fix the bugs in the Zoneminder plug in installation package now that a new release of Zoneminder is released?
 

Frank Collins

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Apr 10, 2019
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I am wondering that too, as well as wondering why the ZM package now on FreeBSD ports isn't used as the official plugin?
 

JoeAtWork

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I just did a pkg search zoneminder and it shows the version installed, not the latest that the web console barks at me to upgrade:
The latest release is v1.34.2, you have v1.32.3.
 

technoholic

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Oct 4, 2012
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i am wondering also about viability of the plugin which is at 1.32.3 while current syslevel is 1.34.6. I have some hours invested in this thing, currently on rebuild number 3 after getting a new version prompt. The plugin upgrade option bricks Zoneminder. This thing has promise and someone has done considerable work getting it to its current state which is appreciated. Hopefully development will resume sometime soon.
 

Frank Collins

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@technoholic,
I started a thread on how to install 1.34.6 on FreeNAS 11.3. With it now readily available and easy to install, I hope the official plugin is updated soon.

With regard to the nag prompt, go to Options, System and uncheck the box to Check For Updates.
 

technoholic

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Just to update, a clean installation test of ZM 1.34.9 on Ubuntu 18.04.4 went off without a hitch. Adding cameras and getting ZM up and running took only an evening. That test went so well that I am reluctingly abandoning the FreeNAS plugin and building a dedicated Linux server for Zoneminder. The plugin shows promise. A substantial amount of work has been done to get it to its current state. Kudos to the folks who have taken it this far. I am sure it will eventually be robust and complete. As for me, a dedicated clean installation fills the need for now.
 

Frank Collins

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@technoholic,
From what I can see at this very early stage, ZM has been substantially improved, up to the point where most bugs have disappeared and it functions properly. Given your hardware resources, why don't you also run ZM in a FreeNAS jail as a side-by-side comparison? It would make an interesting and telling test with little effort, plus, of course, it would provide valuable feedback on the status of the plugin.
 
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