issues after updating from 1.28.1: Permission denied

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Mad Professor
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issues after updating from 1.28.1: Permission denied

Post by Mad Professor » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:03 am

Hi All

I have just updated my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, Zoneminder install from 1.28.1 to 1.29.0.
Everything went smoothly or so I thought, but the system is no longer recording to disc.

Looking at the Zoneminder logs I am just getting loads of errors like the following.
Can't symlink events/2/16/04/02/.15586 -> events/2/16/04/02/09/53/48: Permission denied
Everything was working and recording just fine before the update to 1.29.

I have checked the folder ownership at /var/cache/zoneminder, this and all subfolders/files are owed by www-data:www-data

It seems that Zoneminder is creating the folders, but is not creating any files.

## EDIT ##
It seems that Zoneminder is only creating the camera id folder "2", then fails to make any additional folders.
# ls -l /var/cache/zoneminder/events
drw-r--r-- 2 www-data www-data 4096 Apr 2 10:15 2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 www-data www-data 1 Apr 2 09:53 Camera-2 -> 2
The folder permissions don't look right to me, but then I can't remember what is was before the upgrade.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your time.

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Re: issues after updating from 1.28.1: Permission denied

Post by bbunge » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:17 pm

Did you follow the upgrade instructions in the WIKI?

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Re: issues after updating from 1.28.1: Permission denied

Post by Mad Professor » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:06 pm

Thank you for your reply.

This is what i followed:

Ubuntu 14.04 - ZM 1.26.5 or later to 1.29.0 or the latest PPA version
https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Common_Issu ... PA_version

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Re: issues after updating from 1.28.1: Permission denied

Post by Mad Professor » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:23 pm

I have just installed a clean install of Ubuntu and Zoneminder on a VM.

Folder permissions after clean install of Zoneminder on a VM
# ls -l /var/cache/zoneminder/events
drwxr-xr-x 3 www-data www-data 4096 Apr 2 20:05 1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 www-data www-data 1 Apr 2 20:05 Monitor-1 -> 1
Folder permissions of my current install
# ls -l /var/cache/zoneminder/events
drw-r--r-- 2 www-data www-data 4096 Apr 2 10:15 2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 www-data www-data 1 Apr 2 09:53 Camera-2 -> 2
Now if I remove the folders within events and images, zoneminder will recreate the 1st folder with the "drw-r--r-- 2 www-data www-data" permissions. but it can not make any additional folders and or files.

drwxr-xr-x (755)
vs
drw-r--r-- (644)

I don't see why Zoneminder was reading and writing with the correct permissions, but since the update it has changed the permissions.

Doing a clean install on my current system is not currently an option, I need to repair the current issue.

Can you please advice.

Thanks for your time.

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Re: issues after updating from 1.28.1: Permission denied

Post by bbunge » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:57 pm

chmod -R 755 /var/cache/zoneminder

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Re: issues after updating from 1.28.1: Permission denied

Post by Mad Professor » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:53 am

Thank you for your reply.

As said above each time the current zoneminder makes a new folder it gives the folder drw-r--r-- (644) permissions.

Running chmod -R 755 /var/cache/zoneminder as you said will only repair the permissions for all folders and files that have already been made.
As soon as zoneminder makes a new folder or file it gives it the (644) permissions and back to the same problem.

I need to find out why zoneminder is giving the folders / files the (644) permissions.

As said above I have followed the Wiki details here: Ubuntu 14.04 - ZM 1.26.5 or later to 1.29.0 or the latest PPA version
Everything is working as expect on a VM clean install of Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS and Zoneminder 1.29.0

Something has to have gone wrong during the upgrade from 1.28.1 to 1.29.0

I am not linux savvy, but is there anyway I can compare the Zoneminder program files between my clean VM install, and my current system install?
Is there any other log files that I should be looking at to try and work out what is going on?

Thanks again for your time.

Best Regards.

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