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AWSTATS.PL not executing in Browser

Posted on 2012-04-05
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Hi Folks

Here's one that has me stumped. Hope you can help.

I've tried setting up AWSTATS within Webmin but it's horrible and doesn't work correctly even though I following the examples as per. The config file is all over the place and when I select to view the generated stats "no file found". BARF!

So... I decided to do it the hard way and have created a website called "stats" on the server. Within that I've put a cgi-bin folder which contains awstats.pl and the permissions are RWXR-XR-X.

The stats are being generated correctly and the database file is being placed where I want it. The issue? Although the awstats.pl file is executable from the command line, it isn't from the browser when I point at:

http://stats.server.com/cgi-bin/awstats.pl?config=awstats.www.domain.com.conf

What I get instead of the data from the data file is a listing of the awstats.pl script on the screen. Interestingly, whether I put the URL in as above or if I leave out everything after awstats.pl, the result is exactly the same... here is a sample of some of it - too large to copy all in here... so there is no execution of the file and the argument after the '?' is being ignored.

#!/usr/bin/perl
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Free realtime web server logfile analyzer to show advanced web statistics.
# Works from command line or as a CGI. You must use this script as often as
# necessary from your scheduler to update your statistics and from command
# line or a browser to read report results.
# See AWStats documentation (in docs/ directory) for all setup instructions.
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# $Revision: 1.971 $ - $Author: eldy $ - $Date: 2010/10/16 17:24:03 $
require 5.007;

#$|=1;
#use warnings;            # Must be used in test mode only. This reduce a little process speed
#use diagnostics;      # Must be used in test mode only. This reduce a lot of process speed
use strict;
no strict "refs";
use Time::Local
  ; # use Time::Local 'timelocal_nocheck' is faster but not supported by all Time::Local modules
use Socket;
use Encode;

#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Defines
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
use vars qw/ $REVISION $VERSION /;
$REVISION = '$Revision: 1.971 $';
$REVISION =~ /\s(.*)\s/;
$REVISION = $1;
$VERSION  = "7.0 (build $REVISION)";

# ----- Constants -----
...
...
continues to end of file.

Any help would be appreciated. I feel I almost have this licked but need to know how to execute the awstats.pl script from a browser.

Many thanks.
Chris
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torakeshb earned 500 total points
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you need to update the apache with

<Directory <Path to AWSTAT.PL>
Options ExecCGI
SetHandler cgi-script
</Directory>

an eg would be

<Directory /home/rakesh/public_html/cgi-bin>
Options ExecCGI
SetHandler cgi-script
</Directory>
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by:kenwardc
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BANG ON! Thanks very much - I now have it working but need the icons to work. Possibly a new question but thank you so much for the answer,  torakeshb.
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