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9:21 am
December 3, 2010




Should I just copy a file ( to path (\cgi-bin\plugins\) and add a LoadPlugin section in my configuration file

Like this?

# Plugin: FollowMe
# Perl modules required: None
# Adds click path analysis to AWStats.

I did it, but I couldn't see any new things in my awstats pages

I need more information about configurating this plugin. So, Could you let me kmow more information about it?

Thank you.


9:35 am
December 3, 2010



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Hi moyakiki,

For a basic installation, you just need to add


in your AWStats config file (note that there is no # in the beginning of the line).

When this is done, you get a new column called "Follow Me" in the "Hosts (Top 10)" section.

Installation instructions are explained under Follow Me Plugin Installation.

10:00 am
December 3, 2010



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Sorry, I just found my mistake.

And now, I can see the 'Follow me' column in the host list.

But, When I click the 'zoom' link, there's no record in every hosts.

and I've got an error message like this:

Error: Couldn't open server log file "\tools\  \Log\mysite01\101202.log Log\mysite02\101202.log |" : Bad file descriptor

I think, it seems can not load a log file which is merged with in the config file.

Is it right? Is there any method which can solve this issue?


And it seems that show an analysis report by host. So, I should click every zoom links of hosts.

Is it provides any integrated page in this plugin?

I think, it can be better if it provides a kind of integrated page which can show by all of hosts.

Or providing analysis reports by pages may be also good.  




10:44 am
December 3, 2010



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The FollowMe plugin is compatible with

It is hard to tell from where your "Bad file descriptor" error is coming: didn't you forget a backslash before Log\mysite02\101202.log ? In the worst case, "Bad file descriptor" can come from a corrupted file system.

6:08 am
December 6, 2010



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I've checked the error message. And there's no problem in the path of log file such as forgetting backslash. 

But, I've found an another message like this:

Setup ('C:\Web\AWStats\cgi-bin/' file, web server or permissions) may be wrong.
Check config file, permissions and AWStats documentation (in 'docs' directory).


The correct absolute path is "C:\Web\AWStats\cgi-bin\"

And the FollowMe plug-in is in "C:\Web\AWStats\cgi-bin\plugins"

I think, it looks like a problem about the relative path.

But, it was no problem when I updated aswstats in command prompt.

So, I think there's an another way to configurate a path for plugin.

Where can I correct this problem?


Thank you for your replies.


10:33 am
December 6, 2010



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Did you try to replace the relative path by the absolute path ? I expect that this will make the plugin work for you.

I do not recommend the use of relative path in AWStats in general, as, in many configurations, the relative path is different from the browser and from the command prompt (depending on how is called).

3:56 am
December 7, 2010



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Actually, I didn't use the relative path in my config file. I'm using the absolute path.

When I found the second error message, I thought I can replace a slash by a backslash in the perl scripts if there's an configuration code  using a slash in front of my config file name in the perl scripts.


So, I've tried to find them and I modified the perl scripts

The config file path have no wrong thing in the error message now.

But, It still dosen't work. It still shows me same error messages.

And there's  no error when I remove the in my config file. It just showed nothing.


I really don't get it why.

In addition, is there any possibility this is all because of the mismatching the log file format?




9:54 am
December 7, 2010



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Error: Couldn't open server log file "\tools\  \Log\mysite01\101202.log Log\mysite02\101202.log |" : Bad file descriptor

means that AWStats cannot read the log files. If it cannot read the files, it does not know what their format is. So it cannot be a log format issue at this point. That said, note that


is not compatible with

I am convinced that there is no need to modify the script and that there is no problem caused by the use of a / in place of a \ in the AWStats message.

To precisely identify the problem, I suggest that you add a second config file where you have:

LogFile="\tools\ \Log\mysite01\101202.log \Log\mysite02\101202.log | "

Then click the "Update now" link at the top of the AWStats report. Does it perform the update of the stats ? Do you get any error message ?

As you see, the FollowMe plugin is not used in this test. the goal of the test is to check if the path to the log files is okay for AWStats.

If this does not help, feel free to email us ( ) a copy of your config file and of two of your log files and we will try it here on a Windows platform.

9:34 pm
December 13, 2010



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Hi moyakiki,

You wrote: "When I click the 'zoom' link, there's no record in every hosts. "

Version 1.10 of the plugin is now available for download. It is a slightly modified version of the original plugin. When no relevant data is found in the parsed log files for the given IP address, a clarification message is generated. Let us hope that this helps understand what happens in your setup.

12:24 pm
August 31, 2012


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I've just setup the "reffering domain" and "follow me" plugins. The "reffering domain" plugin works as expected, however the "follow me" pluging gives me:  "Error: Couldn't open server log file "/var/log/apache2/" : Permission denied" when I hit the zoom button.

I run this on a Gentoo server with Apache vhosts enabled, and have sepparate logfiles (/var/log/apache2/* and /var/log/apache2/* for each vhost (the * is replaced with the name of the vhosts for each log)

None of the other plugins seem to have this permission problem. What am I doing wrong?

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