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[Savannah-hackers-public] [ #429351] Access statistics for Savann

From: Ward Vandewege via RT
Subject: [Savannah-hackers-public] [ #429351] Access statistics for Savannah
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:16:27 -0400

> address@hidden - Tue Jun 23 18:56:25 2009]:
> Fine then. The objective of our little project is to create access
> statistics for project developers. Since project web pages are stored
> in the web server developers cannot access them now.
> (There is another leg which consists of getting file download
> statistics so they can also see how many people have downloaded a
> particular version, but that is a different matter.)
> As I understand it, Savannah ( triggers an update to the
> web pages by using a curl command. The web server then reads
> the corresponding web directories from What we would
> need is for the web server to copy back the corresponding logs into
>, strictly for the domain (so there are no
> conflicts with other pages). Later on we might tackle GNU
> projects in Savannah -- I understand they are served from
> so the log can probably be isolated too.
> Then the log files will be processed by awstats and put at the
> disposition of project developers if they want to see them or even
> publish them. This latest part can be achieved by restricting the
> pages analyzed by awstats to a certain project. (I don't know yet how
> to publish the stats so that only project developers can see them,
> perhaps they can even be mailed to developers if desired.)
> I have created the directory
>   /var/log/apache2/
> in the cvs vserver so that we can do a test run. At the moment the
> information will not be accessible to developers.
> To summarize in a few questions:
>   - Does the web server have ssh access to
> Can it copy files there, in the specified directory?

It can be made to.

>   - Are the log files for kept separate from the
> domain so they can be copied as is? If not, can they be
> separated, or at least grepped before copying?

They are separate.

>   - How often are the web server logs rotated?


>   - Can the copying task be automated?


I can set up such a cron job if you want.


Ward Vandewege <address@hidden>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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