Motion - Mac OSX Patch

MacOSX Port ( Already included in motion 3.2.4 )


MacOSX is based in FreeBSD 5.0 , so it's not hard to do a port of motion using the existing FreeBSD port. This port at the moment is only to allow use network cameras.


  • autoconf-2.57 or above.
  • make-3.79 or above.
  • This port has been made using some packages from Fink and DarwinPorts :
    • ffmpeg-0.4.8 from DarwinPorts ( but it needs to be patched ).
    • libjpeg-6b-16, libjpeg-shlibs-6b-16 from Fink

How to Install

  • Get/Patch/Install ffmpeg
    • Download the ffmpeg from sourceforge ( the same version used in Darwinports ).
    • Get the patch-ffmpeg

         tar xfvz ffmpeg-0.4.8.tar.gz
         cd ffmpeg-0.4.8/
         patch -p1 < ../ffmpeg-0.4.8-macosx.patch
         ./configure --prefix=/path_to_install_ffmpeg ; make ; make install ; make installlib
         cd ..

      tar xfvz motion-3.2.4_snap3.tar.gz
      cd motion-3.2.4_snap3/
      patch < ../
      autoconf ; ./configure --with-ffmpeg=/path_where_you_installed_ffmpeg ; make


Made a patch to include MacOSX port to motion release.

-- AngelCarpintero - 30 Nov 2005

Added a patch against motion-20051201-051001 to fix a problem showing configure report.

-- AngelCarpintero - 01 Dec 2005
-- AngelCarpintero - 10 Oct 2005
Topic revision: r8 - 19 Dec 2005, AngelCarpintero
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