motion - V4L capture program supporting motion detection

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename motion_4.1.1-1.1+b2_i386.deb
Package name motion
Package version 4.1.1
Package release 1.1+b2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category hardware::camera implemented-in::c interface::commandline role::program scope::utility use::monitor video works-with-format::TODO works-with::image works-with::video
License -
Maintainer Ximin Luo <>
Download size 293.80 KB
Installed size 827.00 KB
Motion is a program that monitors the video signal from
one or more cameras and is able to detect if a significant
part of the picture has changed. Or in other words, it can
detect motion.
Motion is a command line based tool. It has no graphical
user interface. Everything is setup either via the
command line or via configuration files.
The output from motion can be:
- jpg/ppm image files
- mpeg/mp4/swf/flv/mov/ogg video sequences
Also, motion has its own minimalistic web server. Thus,
you can access the webcam output from motion via a browser.


Package Version Architecture Repository
motion_4.1.1-1.1+b2_amd64.deb 4.1.1 amd64 Debian Main
motion - - -


Name Value
adduser -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
libavcodec58 >= 7:4.0
libavdevice58 >= 7:4.0
libavformat58 >= 7:4.1
libavutil56 >= 7:4.0
libc6 >= 2.28
libjpeg62-turbo >= 1.3.1
libmariadb3 >= 3.0.0
libpq5 -
libsqlite3-0 >= 3.6.0
libssl1.1 >= 1.1.0
libswscale5 >= 7:4.0
lsb-base >= 3.0-6
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package motion_4.1.1-1.1+b2_i386.deb
Source Package motion

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install motion deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install motion




2018-07-11 - Sebastian Ramacher <>
motion (4.1.1-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/patches: Fix building with ffmpeg 4.0. (Closes: #888328)
2018-05-17 - Ximin Luo <>
motion (4.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2016-10-23 - Ximin Luo <>
motion (4.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2016-09-28 - Ximin Luo <>
motion (3.4.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Update to latest Standards-Version; no changes required.
2016-03-18 - Ximin Luo <>
motion (3.2.12+git20140228-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* Remove /var/lib/motion when purging to meet Policy and satisfy piuparts.
(Closes: #814637)
* Unconditionally create system directories. This will leave an extra empty
unused directory /var/lib/motion if the user overrides target_dir, but the
behavour is simpler to reason about and maintain. (Closes: #812128)
* Fix bktr detection for newer kFreeBSD systems. Thanks to Steven
Chamberlain. (Closes: #817757)
* Add a logrotate script. Default is monthly, users may customise.
* Update to latest Standards-Version; no changes required.
2016-01-20 - Ximin Luo <>
motion (3.2.12+git20140228-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Reorganise and refresh patches.
* Fix build for ffmpeg 2.9. (Closes: #803843)
2015-08-09 - Ximin Luo <>
motion (3.2.12+git20140228-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Block any future buggy builds that don't include ffmpeg.
* Fix build against newer ffmpeg libraries. (Closes: #795002)
* Enable pgsql and sdl support.
2015-07-30 - Ximin Luo <>
motion (3.2.12+git20140228-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix build for kfreebsd-*
2015-07-20 - Ximin Luo <>
motion (3.2.12+git20140228-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Updated to latest Standards-Version 3.9.6. No changes needed.
* Make postinst/postrm scripts simpler.
* Set system service to log to /var/log/motion/motion.log
* Change permissions of motion.conf to 644 root:root. (Closes: #750031)
* Include remote images to avoid privacy leak on reading documentation.
2014-03-30 - Ximin Luo <>
motion (3.2.12+git20140228-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add Vcs-* fields for the new alioth repo.
* Enable sqlite3 support. (Closes: #742884)

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