I had attempted to get awstats running on a debian (lenny 64bit) server, but my first couple of attempts brought me to a point were awstats_configure.pl couldn't locate certain files, or awstats so called "databases" were not being written in my log directory. So I decided to do a aptitude remove awstats, and deleted the remnants of awstats, such as custom directories that I wanted to place my awstats.mysiteblahblahblah.com.conf files, as well as the few lines I added to apache2.conf.
I recently came across an article that shows a slightly different approach to the install on Debian, and thought I would give it another shot. This time however, when I go to do a aptitude install awstats, everything seems to install properly, but the files in /etc/awstats/ are not there, it's just an empty folder. Meaning I have no base config files.
I decided to look at /usr/lib/cgi-bin/ and the only file there is awstats.pl. I can't even localte awstats_configure.pl anymore.
Just curious if anyone has encountered this problem, and if there's a solution to it. I don't want use a different program as awstats seems to be good (when it works).