[mythtv-users] Mythzmserver doesn't start: "This version of ZM is to old you need 1.24.0 or later ''"

Paul Harrison mythtv at mythqml.net
Sun Apr 25 21:40:25 UTC 2021

On 25/04/2021 22:17, A. F. Cano wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Running
> MythTV 30.0+fixes20210328.git7d297b1fb8-dm from deb-multimedia, on Debian
> 10.9 (stable) totally up-to-date.
> Mythzoneminder 1:30.0+fixes20200514.gitc6b20b072e- also from deb-multimetia.
> Zoneminder 2:1.32.3-dmo4+deb10v2
> As is obvious, the error message:
>    "This version of ZM is to old you need 1.24.0 or later ''"
> is not true since I'm running 1.32.  Additioanlly, mythzmserver also
> looks for the zm configuration in /etc/zm.conf.  In Debian it is in
> /etc/zm/zm.conf so I had to attempt to start mythzmserver like this:
> $ sudo mythzmserver -c /etc/zm/zm.conf
> loading zm config from /etc/zm/zm.conf
> This version of ZM is to old you need 1.24.0 or later ''
> This happens whether zoneminder is running or not.
> Mythtv has been running just fine in other respects.  Before I set up
> zoneminder, going to the zoneminder page in mythtv did nothing.  After I
> changed the location from to localhost there is a brief pop-up
> on front-end startup that says: "Can't connect to the mythzmserver".
> Zoneminder works fine from the web browser.  I have changed nothing in
> the default configuration of zoneminder.
> Any ideas as to why mythzmserver is failing to start?  I have added myself
> to the www-data group and the video group has me in it as well as mythtv,
> motion and www-data.  Is anyone aware of a fix or work-around?
> Thanks.
> Augustine

Try adding to /etc/zm/zm.conf


Previous versions of ZM added that automatically but newer version seem 
to not add it.

Paul H.

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