Motion - Cygwin Patch
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Description of Patch

Greetings all! This is my first contribution to open source software, so please be patient if I screw something up.

In response to my own feature request a few days ago, I have generated a patch file that consists of *.in files I changed, in addition to a few .c files. This allows a user to install Motion with ffmpeg support onto Cygwin-1.7 beta. The reason for using the latest Cygwin is that they support some apis that were previously unimplemented in earlier versions.

I tried to make the installation as painless as possible, with Cygwin querks hopefully dealt with in an appropriate way. I also tried to adhere to the coding standard. Hopefully there are others out there that wish to see this port become mature. I have included some steps below that I followed on XP and Vista to get this to work. Cheers! -Tom

1. download Cygwin 1.7 Beta

2. Run Cygwin installer

3. Install the following packages:
  • Admin: cygrunsrv
  • Devel: autoconf, gcc, libjpeg-devel, make, patchutils, zlib-devel
  • Utils: diffutils
4. download ffmpeg-0.5.tar.bz2

5. download motion-

6. launch the cygwin shell, and run the following to extract ffmpeg and Motion:
  • bzip2 -d ffmpeg-0.5.tar.bz2
  • tar xf ffmpeg-0.5.tar
  • tar xfz motion-
7. run the following commands to install ffmpeg:
  • cd ffmpeg-0.5
  • ./configure
  • make
  • make install
8. download CygwinPatch _vX.diff, where X is the version number

(autoconf is to generate the updated configure file after the patch is applied)

9. run the following commands to install motion:
  • cd ../motion-
  • patch < CygwinPatch _vX.diff
  • autoconf
  • ./configure
  • make
  • make install
  • mv /usr/local/bin/motion /usr/local/bin/motion.exe
  • cp /usr/local/etc/motion-dist.conf /usr/local/etc/motion.conf
10. configure motion.conf as desired

Installing as a Windows Service (optional):

cygrunsrv -I Motion_Service --path /usr/local/bin/motion.exe --args "-n" --desc "Motion daemon for Cygwin."

Installation of Patch

Download the patch file. If it is packed as a gz or tar.gz unpack it first. Then copy it to the motion source directory and issue the command (assuming the patch file is called filename_of_patch_file.diff)

patch < filename_of_patch_file.diff

Then re-build Motion and test the patch.

Change History of Patch

  • 1.0 Initial revision

Discussion and Comments

hi, the download link is wrong at "8. download CygwinPatch _vX.diff, where X is the version number "

-- JorgeSanchez - 13 May 2013

Patch can be found in the attachments section below.

-- DavidSelwood - 08 Mar 2014
Topic revision: r3 - 08 Mar 2014, DavidSelwood
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