I installed AWStats by following the wiki directions. I waited for a week, but my AWStats report page is all zeros, showing the status of “Never updated”. When I run an update from the command line, I get this:
“Error: Couldn’t open file “/awstats072005.lalitree.com.tmp.32396” for write: Permission denied
Setup (’./awstats.lalitree.com.conf’ file, web server or permissions) may be wrong.
Check config file, permissions and AWStats documentation (in ‘docs’ directory).”
I am fairly certain I’ve followed the directions to the letter. It appears that the log file that I’m attempting to point to is a daily report, yet my (empty) AWstats report (http://www.lalitree.com/stat/awstats.lalitree.com.html) appears to be a monthly one. Something’s configured wrong, I guess, and if there’s a permissions trouble, I can’t seem to fix it with chmod.
Frankly I’m unhappy that I have to do this at all, but I can’t seem to access my analog stats at all (I just get a “page not found” error, and don’t want to break my movable type install by mucking around in htaccess). I really really wish that AWstats could be installed for me, this is really taking tons of my time. My old host had daily updates and even a recent visitors page, all installed automatically. Sorry to pout, but installing this is beyond me, and I know my way around a command line fairly well.