Re: [webalizer] Holes in stats
- On Tuesday, August 13, 2002, Bradford L. Barrett wrote:
>> The only solution I've come up with is a PITA to implement. for every/home/sites/siteXX/logs/web.log is not a live log.
>> /etc/logrotate.d/siteXX file, in the web.log section, add a prerotate
>> section that runs webalizer. This tells logrotate that, before it can
>> rotate a web.log file, it needs to run webalizer on it.
> Bad solution.. the Webalizer should _never_ be run against a live log
> when using incremental mode. Doing so can cause data loss.
apache's /var/log/httpd/access.log is the live log. the 'daily' cron runs
logrotate and, only once a day, updates the
/home/sites/siteXX/logs/web.log file. The rest of the time, the web.log
file is -not- live.
I do -not- suggest running webalizer against the access.log directly.
Beyond the badness of running on a live log, it includes all the accesses
for -all- the sites.
That's why I suggested adding a prerotate section in the /etc/logrotate.d/
siteXX files and -not- in the /etc/logrotate.d/apache file.
(FWIW, I've a raq4, not a raq3, but it should be close enough.)
Lillith K. Lesanges
Sysadmin/Programmer, MIS, Inc.