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10:22 pm
September 4, 2011

Paul Weston



I've been using AWStats for years without problems. Since moving my site to a new server and downloading and installing the latest version of AWStats, something isn't configured correctly. It's got to be simple, but I've been staring at it for hours.

The links in the static files (XML) no longer have the 'awstats.' prefix:, instead of:

This is the build statement (from a .bat) – broken up to make it eassier to read." -awstatsprog=""

-builddate=%ThisYear%%ThisMonth% -month=%ThisMonth% -year=%FullYear%





Has their been a change to AWStats that might cause this?

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.


10:34 am
September 6, 2011

Paul Weston


I went over to the forum at sourceforge and it seems that others have faced the same issue, but without receiving a solution. The exception is in this post, where the user suggests a fix by modifying the file.

I don't like to modify source files if I can avoid it. What do you think? Is it the only way? I was hoping it was a configuration issue.


2:38 pm
September 6, 2011



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Hi Paul,

I am afraid that this cannot be solved with a change in configuration.

This has to be reported as a bug to the AWStats development team. I noticed that the problem is present only when you use the -builddate  option. I would suggest not to use -builddate  when possible.

I suspect that the real source of the problem is located in , not in .

4:56 pm
September 6, 2011

Paul Weston


Hi Jean-Luc,

Thanks for your reply.

Has it been reported, or should I do it? The issue has cropped up a few times in the sourceforge forum already.

Everything was going so well before this and I can't remove the -buildate option without a lot of additional work.

Do you know in which release the bug was introduced? Is it possible still to get the build immediately before that release?

Thanks again,


5:22 pm
September 6, 2011



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I compared the results between AWStats 7.0 and 6.9. The links are valid in 6.9. I did not try 6.95. I guess that the bug was introduced in 7.0.

I haven't reported the bug yet. So it would be good you report it in the Sourceforge AWStats bugs tracker. Thanks.

You can still find the older releases in the AWStats download page.

6:39 pm
September 6, 2011

Paul Weston



I did a quick search and someone reported it back in May (ID: 3303027).

They also say in the bug report that the problem wasn't there in 6.95, so I've reverted to that and the problem's disappeared.

Thanks for your help.


10:37 am
February 25, 2013



I have the same problème but i found this in "tools/" line 483

my $smallcommand="\"$Awstats\" -config=$SiteConfig".($BuildPDF?" -buildpdf":"").($NoLoadPlugin?" -noloadplugin=$NoLoadPlugin":"").($DatabaseBreak?" -databasebreak=$DatabaseBreak":"")." -staticlinks".($OutputSuffix ne $SiteConfig?"=$OutputSuffix":"");

I juste add 'awstat.' before $OutputSuffix

my $smallcommand="\"$Awstats\" -config=$SiteConfig".($BuildPDF?" -buildpdf":"").($NoLoadPlugin?" -noloadplugin=$NoLoadPlugin":"").($DatabaseBreak?" -databasebreak=$DatabaseBreak":"")." -staticlinks".($OutputSuffix ne $SiteConfig?"=awstats.$OutputSuffix":"");

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