Installing awffull on debian

Installing awffull on debian

I wanted the sexy newer beta version of awffull (because webalizer is… awful… and hasn’t been updated since 2002 and keeps spiders in your stats and stuff).

Unfortunatly, this meant I had to not use apt-get for the first time in months.

Here’s a redux of what a debian user needs to do to get Awffull running local (assuming you have superuser privileges):


#
# grab the recent build, at the time of this writing: 3.8.1 b3
#
wget http://www.stedee.id.au/files/awffull-3.8.1-beta3.tar.gz

#
# untar it and gunzip it
#
tar -xvvzf awffull-3.8.1-beta3.tar.gz

#
# climb into the newly minted directory (for you neophytes out there,
# it'll be different if the version/filename is different)
#
cd awffull-3.8.1-beta3

#
# Now you need to make sure you have the libpng libraries installed.
# So as superuser we'll grab ALL of the libpng libraries...
#
sudo apt-get install libpng*

#
# now the GD Lib... which had a somewhat esoteric name for apt-get.
# I found this by running a debian site:http://www.libgd.org google.
#
apt-get install libgd2-dev

#
# Next was the perl compatible regular expressions library.
# The google for this one was apt-get "Perl Compatible Regular Expressions"
#
apt-get install libpcre3-dev

#
# You may need to also install zlib.  I didn't, as it's a very common library... but
# if you do, you can get it with this command
#
apt-get install zlib*

#
# Now we're in the home stretch.  Run these commands, and you should be golden.
#

./configure

make

make install

And if all went well, you’ve compiled a delicious build of awffull. The binary will be sitting in the src directory, (in this case ~/awffull-3.8.1-beta3/src ) and should’ve been already copied to it’s new home at /usr/local/bin/awffull.

You can make a symbolic link to /usr/bin/awffull from /usr/local/bin/awffull if you want.

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