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I keep getting thie following message when I access
the Stats page:
Warning: awstats couldn't purge
Why am I getting this message?
Is it important?
Can anything be do to fix it?
If the access_log file is actually purged by the
awstats script if properly set up then it would be
great. I would put it into a cron job and never need
to worry about log files getting too large. At present
one of my log files get to be in excess of 20 MEGS per
week and this scripts properly set up with cron jobs
may help me reclaim some space. I can most likely
update all files every 30 minutes and have everything
running at top speed.
I have looked through your FAQ's and Support forums
and found nothing relating to this issue.
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You have this warning because the awstats.pl session run
from your browser must not have permissions in wrinting on
your log file.
The purge of logfile can be done by awstats but your log
file must be writable for this to work. Warning , when
running from a browser, the user used to run the awstats.pl
session is "nobody" by default on apache web server, so be
ware that the user "nobody" has is able to "write" into
your log file or change your apache setup to run awstats.pl
from another user when launched from a browser.
If you can't change your permissions on this warning,
awstats will still be able to run properly but you have to
purge your logfile yourself. You can remove the warning
with a change of the awstats "Warning" parameter from 1 to