On 1/18/2012 02:35, nicolasfranck.jl12 wrote:
> Thanks for your reply
> I already tried that. I copied the logfile to my home folder,
> renamed it, and changed the configuration file to point
> to the custom logfile in my folder. But still the
> same error:
> 'cannot access log file /home/njfrank/test.log'
> on my ubuntu webalizer of the same version works fine.
the only other thing i can think of, at this time, is possibly permissions...
what are the permissions on the file? what user and group is webalizer running
as? is the webalizer user a member of a group that has access to that file?
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, waldo kitty<wkitty42@...> wrote:
>> On 1/16/2012 02:36, nicolasfranck.jl12 wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>> I'm using webalizer V2.21-02 (Linux 2.6.32-131.17.1.el6.x86_64 x86_64) English on a redhat-server, and trying to configure out why webalizer
>>> is giving me this error message:
>>> 'cannot access log file /var/log/nginx/access.log'
>>> I checked the permissions on the file, and they are all fine. Webalizer was installed using a yum-repository.
>>> here a part of the configuration file (/etc/webalizer.conf):
>>> LogFile /var/log/nginx/access.log
>>> OutputDir /var/www/usage
>>> the permission on /var/www/usage are also fine ;-)
>>> and this is wat 'strace webalizer' gives:
>> at a guess, i'd say that you're trying to read a live log file... one that the
>> server has open and locked for all access... it would be nice if it opened the
>> log file for write and didn't deny read... at least this is what i recall from
>> years past on my system when i fought a similar problem... i could only process
>> historical (ie: non-live) logs at that time... i also wanted an easy logrotate
>> capability... my OS doesn't/didn't have all the capabilites of other OS' so i
>> use a logfile tool for my server to write my logs with... the tool closes the
>> file after each write...
>> if you don't have such a tool and you confirm this is the problem, then you'll
>> only be able to process historical log (or maybe a copy if you can do that)...