how to find Motion when installed through synaptic manager?
Hello sorry to bother u, i am fairly new to linux and am trying my darnest to install
motion. I have PCLinux OS and have all of updates. I installed program through
synaptic package manager and cannot run program let alone find it.
I have read through abunch of faqs and googles but still cannot launch '"make"
motion and like i said do not know where it was installed to. So i was hoping to
be pointed in right direction. I also do not know what else i s needed for '-c' any
commands would be great thanks.
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- 19 Jun 2009
- Read here :
- In command line type this command : whereis motion
- The executable must be in /usr/local/bin/ . The config file must be in /usr/local/etc/ . A better alternative is to install from source files the latest version of Motion.
If Motion was invoked with command line option -c pathname Motion will expect the config file to be as specified. When you specify the config file on the command line with -c you can call it anything.
If you do not specify -c or the filename you give Motion does not exist, Motion will search for the configuration file called 'motion.conf' in the following order:
1. Current directory from where motion was invoked
2. Then in a directory called '.motion' in the current users home directory (shell environment variable $HOME). E.g. /home/goofy/.motion/motion.conf
3. The directory defined by the --sysconfdir=DIR when running .configure during installation of Motion (If this option was not defined the default is /usr/local/etc/) If you have write access to /usr/local/etc then the editor recommends having only one motion.conf file in the default /usr/local/etc/ directory.
Motion has a configuration file in the distribution package called motion-dist.conf. When you run 'make install' this file gets copied to the /usr/local/etc directory.
The configuration file needs to be renamed from motion-dist.conf to motion.conf. The original file is called motion-dist.conf so that your perfectly working motion.conf file does not accidentally get overwritten when you re-install or upgrade to a newer version of Motion.
- 19 Jun 2009