ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

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everettcomstock
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ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by everettcomstock » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:28 pm

Hi,

I recently installed ZoneMinder using the FreeNAS-11.2-U2.1 plugin. Pretty much everything is working fine except for the ZoneMinder API. When I attempt to load the /zm/api/host/getVersion.json page as instructed in the API Validation instructions, I receive the following error:

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Warning (2): mkdir(): Permission denied [CORE/Cake/Log/Engine/FileLog.php, line 106]
Warning (2): mkdir() [<a href='http://php.net/function.mkdir'>function.mkdir</a>]: Permission denied [CORE/Cake/Log/Engine/FileLog.php, line 106]
Warning (2): mkdir() [<a href='http://php.net/function.mkdir'>function.mkdir</a>]: Permission denied [CORE/Cake/Log/Engine/FileLog.php, line 106]
Warning (2): ini_set() [<a href='http://php.net/function.ini-set'>function.ini-set</a>]: Headers already sent. You cannot change the session module's ini settings at this time [CORE/Cake/Model/Datasource/CakeSession.php, line 581]
Warning (2): mkdir() [<a href='http://php.net/function.mkdir'>function.mkdir</a>]: Permission denied [CORE/Cake/Log/Engine/FileLog.php, line 106]
Warning (2): mkdir() [<a href='http://php.net/function.mkdir'>function.mkdir</a>]: Permission denied [CORE/Cake/Log/Engine/FileLog.php, line 106]
Warning (2): file_put_contents(/var/log/zm/cake_error.log) [<a href='http://php.net/function.file-put-contents'>function.file-put-contents</a>]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory [CORE/Cake/Log/Engine/FileLog.php, line 142]
Warning (2): mkdir() [<a href='http://php.net/function.mkdir'>function.mkdir</a>]: Permission denied [CORE/Cake/Log/Engine/FileLog.php, line 106]
Warning (2): file_put_contents(/var/log/zm/error.log) [<a href='http://php.net/function.file-put-contents'>function.file-put-contents</a>]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory [CORE/Cake/Log/Engine/FileLog.php, line 142]
Warning (2): ini_set() [<a href='http://php.net/function.ini-set'>function.ini-set</a>]: Headers already sent. You cannot change the session module's ini settings at this time [CORE/Cake/Model/Datasource/CakeSession.php, line 581]{ "success": false, "data": { "code": 500, "name": "Unable to configure the session, setting session.use_trans_sid failed.", "message": "Unable to configure the session, setting session.use_trans_sid failed.", "url": "\/zm\/api\/host\/getVersion.json?p=%2Fhost%2FgetVersion.json", "exception": { "class": "CakeSessionException", "code": 500, "message": "Unable to configure the session, setting session.use_trans_sid failed.", "trace": [ "#0 \/usr\/local\/www\/zoneminder\/api\/lib\/Cake\/Model\/Datasource\/CakeSession.php(619): CakeSession::_configureSession()", "#1 \/usr\/local\/www\/zoneminder\/api\/lib\/Cake\/Model\/Datasource\/CakeSession.php(632): CakeSession::_cookieName()", "#2 \/usr\/local\/www\/zoneminder\/api\/lib\/Cake\/Model\/Datasource\/CakeSession.php(404): CakeSession::_hasSession()", "#3 \/usr\/local\/www\/zoneminder\/api\/lib\/Cake\/Controller\/Component\/SessionComponent.php(69): CakeSession::read('user')", "#4 \/usr\/local\/www\/zoneminder\/api\/app\/Controller\/AppController.php(70): SessionComponent->read('user')", "#5 \/usr\/local\/www\/zoneminder\/api\/lib\/Cake\/Event\/CakeEventManager.php(243): AppController->beforeFilter(Object(CakeEvent))", "#6 \/usr\/local\/www\/zoneminder\/api\/lib\/Cake\/Controller\/Controller.php(677): CakeEventManager->dispatch(Object(CakeEvent))", "#7 \/usr\/local\/www\/zoneminder\/api\/lib\/Cake\/Routing\/Dispatcher.php(189): Controller->startupProcess()", "#8 \/usr\/local\/www\/zoneminder\/api\/lib\/Cake\/Routing\/Dispatcher.php(167): Dispatcher->_invoke(Object(HostController), Object(CakeRequest))", "#9 \/usr\/local\/www\/zoneminder\/api\/app\/webroot\/index.php(107): Dispatcher->dispatch(Object(CakeRequest), Object(CakeResponse))", "#10 {main}" ] }, "queryLog": [] } }
Can anyone suggest a starting point for troubleshooting?

Thanks,
Everett

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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by knight-of-ni » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:02 pm

The messages you posted are just warnings. They are not fatal, so that might not be the root cause of the API not working.

In any case, from what you posted, verify the files and folders mentioned in the message:
- /var/log/zm exists
- /var/log/zm is owned by the web account user
- /var/log/zm/cake_error.log exists
- /var/log/zm/cake_error.log is owned by the web account user
- /var/log/zm/error.log exists
- /var/log/zm/error.log is owned by the web account user

Once you establish that, if the API still does not work, check to see what it wrote to error.log and/or cake_error.log, and that will likely be what the real problem is.
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everettcomstock
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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by everettcomstock » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:12 pm

Knight, thanks for your reply.

I attempted to check the log files but realized those folders do not exist. I'm not great with FreeBSD, and I'm not sure if the directory structure is the same as Linux. I checked the root/var/log directory and there is no zm directory, and no log files that look as if they are related to zoneminder. I also checked the root/usr/local/var directory, but there is no logs directory, and no zm folder or logs.

This may just be a FreeBSD vs. Linux issue, and I may just be looking in the wrong location, or maybe the "www" account in my FreeBSD jail does not have the correct permissions to create the logs.

I'm going to continue my research. If you have any additional suggestions, I'll take all the help I can get.

Thanks!
Everett

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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by everettcomstock » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:22 pm

Knight,

I just wanted to follow up. My issues turned out to be related to incomplete configuration. I had not configured a server on the servers page, and I believe my HTTPS / Reverse Proxy configuration was confusing a few parts of the app.

However, as soon as I created a server entry, the API started working (and an issue with events not showing on the monitor view was also resolved).

Thank you very much for your help!
Everett

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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by tsr966 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:39 pm

How did you set up the server info to get the API to work?

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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by oizo » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:17 pm

Hi,

just wanted to leave som input. In my case, I tried using ZMninja from iOS and Mac OS. The APIs were not working.

I read what knight-of-ni posted and the /var/log/zm directory was missing. I created the directory and changed ownership to www:www, with

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chown -R www:www /var/log/zm
and restarted Zoneminder, now everything works relating to ZMNinja.

I get a strange URL-rewrite error when checking out http://<myserver>/zm/api. I don't mind as long as everything else works =)

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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by inis » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:38 pm

oizo wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:17 pm
Hi,

just wanted to leave som input. In my case, I tried using ZMninja from iOS and Mac OS. The APIs were not working.

I read what knight-of-ni posted and the /var/log/zm directory was missing. I created the directory and changed ownership to www:www, with

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chown -R www:www /var/log/zm
and restarted Zoneminder, now everything works relating to ZMNinja.

I get a strange URL-rewrite error when checking out http://<myserver>/zm/api. I don't mind as long as everything else works =)
I'm getting the same error, did the directory for zm and changed ownership. Still not getting zmninja to work.
Did you get any further with the URL-rewrite error?

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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by rockedge » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:40 am

the url http://<myserver>/zm/api for checking the API function is not correct and will not work.

In a browser login to ZM open another tab and enter the url

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http://<myserver>/zm/api/host/getVersion.json
you should see the API and ZM version as a reponse

bignellrp
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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by bignellrp » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:34 am

Im having similar issues but zmninja closed my forum post saying this was a zoneminder issue due to it running in a jail.

Ive moved to a new NAS. I used to have Ubuntu with ZM 1.34 and the API worked fine. Now in ZMNinja the API fails.

It says ZMController.php not found but ZmController.php doesnt exist and didnt exist in the working config either.

I found a similar post here: https://github.com/pliablepixels/zmNinja/issues/300

Here is the output from the page

CakePHP: the rapid development php framework
Missing Controller
Error: ZmController could not be found.

Error: Create the class ZmController below in file: app/Controller/ZmController.php

<?php
class ZmController extends AppController {

}
Notice: If you want to customize this error message, create app/View/Errors/missing_controller.ctp

Stack Trace
APP/webroot/index.php line 107 → Dispatcher->dispatch(CakeRequest, CakeResponse)
CakePHP: the rapid development php framework
CakePHP 2.10.8



root@zoneminder:/usr/local/www/zoneminder/api/app/Controller # ls -la
total 129
drwxr-xr-x 3 www www 19 Mar 11 13:26 .
drwxr-xr-x 11 www www 12 Mar 13 11:44 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 3694 Dec 8 2018 AppController.php
drwxr-xr-x 2 www www 6 Mar 11 13:26 Component
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 3270 Dec 8 2018 ConfigsController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 1353 Dec 8 2018 ControlsController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 12162 Dec 8 2018 EventsController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 2516 Dec 8 2018 FramesController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 3472 Dec 8 2018 GroupsController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 5584 Dec 8 2018 HostController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 2383 Dec 8 2018 LogsController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 11289 Dec 8 2018 MonitorsController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 2123 Dec 8 2018 PagesController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 3697 Dec 8 2018 ServersController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 3646 Dec 8 2018 StatesController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 3776 Dec 8 2018 StorageController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 3777 Dec 8 2018 UsersController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 2654 Dec 8 2018 ZonePresetsController.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www www 4608 Dec 8 2018 ZonesController.php


Im running 1.32.3 in a Freenas 11.3 jail built as a plugin.

Everything else works just no API.

I followed the other suggestions in this post and fixed the errors regarding the logs and disabled the rewrites but still get the error above about the controller php.

Any ideas welcome.

bignellrp
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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by bignellrp » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:53 pm

Can anyone help here please? Im currently stuck without ZMNinja working at all.

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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by Bluemax » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:10 pm

There is not much one can do on a custom build like yours from outside. I would recommend to contact the maintainer of the freenas package.

As a wild guess, i would say your rewrite is necessary and shouldn't be removed (but fixed instead). I have an explicit entry as well (nginx):

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location /zm/api/ {
	rewrite	^/zm/api(.+)$ /zm/api/app/webroot/index.php last;
	}
But it all depends on your individual folder structure and how things are set up.

And again, this is just a wild guess.

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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by bignellrp » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:35 pm

Thanks. I tried your rewrite instead of mine and it didnt make a difference. Still getting the same error about a missing php file.

Is it not strange its looking in /zm/api/app..... shouldnt it be /usr/local/www/zm/api/app......

I've raised it with the package maintainer of the plugins on github

https://github.com/freenas/iocage-ix-plugins

Im also attempting a portupgrade in the jail although i forsee this breaking it more based on my limited freebsd knowledge

e.g.

portsnap fetch
portsnap extract
cd /usr/ports/lang/perl5.30/ && make reinstall # to upgrade to 5.30.2
cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portupgrade
make install clean
portupgrade -R zoneminder # press enter 50 million times

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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by Bluemax » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:55 am

bignellrp wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Is it not strange its looking in /zm/api/app..... shouldnt it be /usr/local/www/zm/api/app......
'/usr/local/www' is the base/root folder of the webserver. It should be defined somewhere. You work relative to that.
Also note that my rewrite is an nginx command. Most ZM installs use Apache i guess. But its a wild guess nevertheless. I'm not sure if that's really related to your bug at all.

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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by bignellrp » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:15 pm

Im sure you are on the right lines Bluemax.

I finished the upgrade to 1.34.6 and the error has now changed to

Error: The requested address '/zm/api/' was not found on this server.

Im certain the nginx rewrite is just not rewriting. Maybe its not built with rewrite enabled?

If i look in my ngnix error.log i see the following:

2020/03/21 21:04:09 [error] 34948#101801: *2 open() "/usr/local/www/zoneminder/api/img/cake.power.gif" failed (2: No such file or directory), client: 192.168.0.23, server: _, request: "GET /zm/api/img/cake.power.gif HTTP/1.1", host: "192.168.x.xx", referrer: "http://192.168.x.xx/zm/api/"

So i checked the conf

vi /usr/local/etc/nginx/conf.d/zoneminder.conf

location /zm/api {
rewrite ^/zm/api(.+)$ /zm/api/app/webroot/index.php last;

What else can i check?

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Re: ZoneMinder 1.32.3 Freenas API Failure

Post by bignellrp » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:25 pm

Ps this page discusses rewrite but i tried their config and its the same.

https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/maki ... 585/page-2

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