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Prebuilt Packages for Linux and BSD¶
Most Linux distributions and BSD variants have NGINX in the usual package repositories and they can be installed via whatever method is normally used to install software (
apt-get on Debian,
emerge on Gentoo,
ports on FreeBSD, etc).
Be aware that these packages are often somewhat out-of-date. If you want the latest features and bugfixes, it’s recommended to build from source or use packages directly from nginx.org.
Official Red Hat/CentOS packages¶
To add NGINX yum repository, create a file named
/etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo and paste one of the configurations below:
[nginx] name=nginx repo baseurl=http://nginx.org/packages/centos/$releasever/$basearch/ gpgcheck=0 enabled=1
[nginx] name=nginx repo baseurl=http://nginx.org/packages/rhel/$releasever/$basearch/ gpgcheck=0 enabled=1
Due to differences between how CentOS, RHEL, and Scientific Linux populate the
$releasever variable, it is necessary to manually replace
$releasever with either
5 (for 5.x) or
6 (for 6.x), depending upon your OS version.
Official Debian/Ubuntu packages¶
Append the appropriate stanza to
/etc/apt/sources.list. The Pgp page explains the signing of the nginx.org released packaging.
deb http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ lucid nginx deb-src http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ lucid nginx
deb http://nginx.org/packages/debian/ squeeze nginx deb-src http://nginx.org/packages/debian/ squeeze nginx
This PPA is maintained by volunteers and is not distributed by nginx.org. It has some additional compiled-in modules and may be more fitting for your environment.
You can get the latest stable version of NGINX from the NGINX PPA on Launchpad: You will need to have root privileges to perform the following commands.
For Ubuntu 10.04 and newer:
sudo -s nginx=stable # use nginx=development for latest development version add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/$nginx apt-get update apt-get install nginx
If you get an error about add-apt-repository not existing, you will want to install
For other Debian/Ubuntu based distributions, you can try the lucid variant of the PPA which is the most likely to work on older package sets:
sudo -s nginx=stable # use nginx=development for latest development version echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nginx/$nginx/ubuntu lucid main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nginx-$nginx-lucid.list apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys C300EE8C apt-get update apt-get install nginx
Official Win32 Binaries¶
As of NGINX 0.8.50, NGINX is now available as an official Windows binary.
cd c:\ unzip nginx-1.2.3.zip ren nginx-1.2.3 nginx cd nginx start nginx
nginx -s [ stop | quit | reopen | reload ]
For problems look in c:nginxlogserror.log or in EventLog.
In addition, Kevin Worthington maintains earlier Windows builds of the development branch.
There are currently two versions of NGINX available:
The mainline branch gets new features and bugfixes sooner but might introduce new bugs as well.
Critical bugfixes are backported to the stable branch.
In general, the stable release is recommended, but the mainline release is typically quite stable as well. See the FAQ.
Source code repository is at hg.nginx.org/nginx.
Older versions can be found here.
Building NGINX From Source¶
After extracting the source, run these commands from a terminal:
./configure make sudo make install
By default, NGINX will be installed in
/usr/local/nginx. You may change this and other options with the Installation and Compile-Time Options.
You might also want to peruse the 3rd party modules, since these must be built at compile-time.
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