I have been using 1.29.0 happily since it was released with no issues (as well as versions before that!). I have been on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS and all has been well until now.
Just the other day I noticed that ZM 1.30 was released and was eager to try it out. I quickly learned that 1.30 had a dependency on libsys-meminfo-perl that trusty(14.04) could not offer at present. This is not a problem as I have been wanting to jump to 16.04.1 for a while. So i did a release upgrade to bump everything up and this went off without a hitch. Everything else that this machine serves up is better than ever now.
I am now running 16.04.1 but am struggling to debug a zoneminder issue at this point. I have followed the install instructions to the letter. The ones followed are located here:
http://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/sta ... untu-16-04
What I am seeing is a completely blank webpage for ZM (not a 404, but a white page). Here is what I know:
- Apache2 claims no issues when reviewing its error.log file. I am happy to append though!
- the zoneminder.service claims no issues either when a "systemctl status zoneminder.service" is run. It says its currently running fine.
- There is no zm log file in /tmp/zm/. The directory is completely empty.
- I have confirmed that the php.ini files have the date.timezone line uncommented and correctly defined.
- web browsing to the <ip Address>/zm/ yields a blank page, and when I inspect page source I see "//ZoneMinder main web interface file, $Date$, $Revision$" so Apache is trying to serve up something.
- I updated my release from 14.04LTS, where everything worked before, using do-release-upgrade, and am presently at 16.04.1LTS
- I updated my ZM release to 1.30.0 using the prescribed PPA from iconnor. Confirmed that 1.30 is installed.
- I have tried purging my LAMP framework AND ZoneMinder to create a clean-ish install, again using the instructions listed in the above readthedocs link. this was unsuccessful with the exact same "blank page" results.
I'm not a linux infrastructure guru, but I've ran simple linux servers and machines for 12 years so I take orders well! In the absence of ZM log files, does anyone know where I should look for the root cause? I really like ZM and have suggested it to my employer as well as many friends. It'd be silly if I couldn't make it work myself!