ONVIF for Linux – 2

I was going to build the onvifdm libraries on Fedora and then build a small sample application to test my ip camera.

First I downloaded the source code from the onvifdm project on Sourceforge:

svn checkout svn://svn.code.sf.net/p/onvifdm/code/trunk onvifdm

I tried to build on Fedora so I got the necessary mono compilers. Directions by the F# Software Foundation were not immediately applicable to Fedora and Fedora 20 did not pack the necessary versions (>= 3.0).

In the end I downloaded the source version 3.4.0 for the mono C# compiler from The Mono Project and built the sources

yum install libgdiplus-devel
tar -xjf mono-3.4.0.tar.bz2
cd mono-3.4.0
./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr/local/
make install

The install would not work until I manually added the file Microsoft.Portable.Common.targets from the github to the local source tree.

Then I built the F# compiler using instructions by Adrian.

git clone https://github.com/fsharp/fsharp
cd fsharp
./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr/local/
make install

The F# build was – thankfully – uneventful.

Very nice about the mono project is a build utility xbuild that claims to be able to build MS Visual project files (.sln files). And just such a file (odm.sln) was provided by the onvifdm project sources.

1st try:

cd onvifdm
xbuild odm.sln

That gave me 613 errors. I suspected mostly references to unknown libraries (“assemblies” in #-speech).

I think I will have to manipulate the sln-file and throw out all UI stuff. The idea is to only build the kernel onvif libraries and call them from some native linux app.

I will keep you posted.

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One response to “ONVIF for Linux – 2”

  1. Graham says :

    Best of luck with your endevours. I have been tearing my hair out trying to get Zoneminder to work with a Chinese camera I bought off Aliexpress. Not a cheap one either, it cost nearly $200, but documentation is totally non existent, and seller is useless I’m afraid. So for now I’m stuck with a bit of lemon until somebody like you can get a tool like this integrated into Zoneminder. I have Zoneminder operating on an ubuntu 16.04 server, and that’s all just fine, just cannot get a camera to work..

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