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Old 02-28-2009, 11:45 PM   #1
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Setting up Apache to view awstats from web browser


Hi all,

I just installed AWStats on a new server and can't get perl to properly work as a cgi in apache. I've done this before and got it to work, and I've tried a couple suggestions found from google with no luck.

When I try to access http://www.mysite.com/awstats/awstats.pl from my browser, Apache doesn't give any errors or anything, it just outputs the perl file in plain text, which implies that it's not handling the .pl file as a perl cgi, but I just don't know why.

Any help here would be great...it's been racking my brain for a couple of hours now. Thanks!

Here's my configuration, which pretty much sums up everything I've tried:
Code:
<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /webs/mysite.com/wwwroot
    ServerName mysite.com
    ServerAlias www.mysite.com
    ErrorLog /webs/mysite.com/logs/error_log
    CustomLog /webs/mysite.com/logs/access_log combined

    #Awstats
    Alias /awstatsclasses "/usr/local/awstats/wwwroot/classes/"
    Alias /awstatscss "/usr/local/awstats/wwwroot/css/"
    Alias /awstatsicons "/usr/local/awstats/wwwroot/icon/"
    ScriptAlias /awstats/ "/usr/local/awstats/wwwroot/cgi-bin/"
</VirtualHost>

#
# This is to permit URL access to scripts/files in AWStats directory.
#
<Directory "/usr/local/awstats/wwwroot">
    Options FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI
    AddHandler cgi-script .pl
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
</Directory>
 
Old 03-01-2009, 06:28 PM   #2
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Any ideas on this? Maybe there was a better forum for it?
 
Old 03-01-2009, 09:31 PM   #3
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Are you loading mod_perl in httpd.conf?
 
Old 03-01-2009, 10:46 PM   #4
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Are you loading mod_perl in httpd.conf?
D'oh. No, I didn't actually. I have it loaded now and restarted apache, but it still isn't working unfortunately.

Thanks for that though.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 12:40 AM   #5
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what is the file permission on " awstats.pl " , is it missing a +x ?

are you running a nix distro that uses SELinux, if so what dose "SELinux Troubleshooter " say ?
 
Old 03-02-2009, 01:20 PM   #6
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Permissions are fine on awstats.pl. It shouldn't need execute permissions, but I tried chmod +x just to make sure, and still no luck.

I'm running CentOS 5 by the way.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 02:43 PM   #7
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What does this command tell you?

$ /usr/sbin/getenforce
 
Old 03-02-2009, 04:49 PM   #8
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$ /usr/sbin/getenforce
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:55 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xoise
Code:
...
    ScriptAlias /awstats/ "/usr/local/awstats/wwwroot/cgi-bin/"
...
<Directory "/usr/local/awstats/wwwroot">
    Options FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI
    AddHandler cgi-script .pl
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
</Directory>
Shouldn't that be:
Code:
<Directory "/usr/local/awstats/wwwroot/cgi-bin">
?
 
Old 03-02-2009, 06:01 PM   #10
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I don't think that should make a difference, since cgi-bin is in wwwroot.

Either way, I tried that and still no luck.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 07:10 PM   #11
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so you have ran awstats_configure.pl and set up http.conf
seeing as awstats_configure.pl ran then mod perl is working
There is no router in the mix ?

can you start it from the cli
perl awststs.pl
-- but it has been some time since i used awstats
 
Old 03-02-2009, 08:23 PM   #12
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Well, I'm trying to run the reports dynamically through the browser. Perl is running fine - I am able to process the logs fine and everything, it's just that when accessing the file from the internet, apache doesn't have the file run as perl, it just outputs it as text.
 
Old 03-03-2009, 01:28 AM   #13
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well xoise the only thing i can suggest is to start at the beginning and see if you can find what step you missed .
something had to of been missed .
 
  


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