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"./configure" not working for nginx

I am using UBUNTU server 22.04 and I was trying to setup NGINX as a proxy for mail server. I installed nginx using command:

sudo apt install nginx

I was trying step mentioned in documentation: https://docs.nginx.com/nginx/admin-guide/mail-proxy/mail-proxy/

but on running first command:

./configure --with-mail --with-mail_ssl_module --with-openssl=[DIR]/openssl-1.1.1

i got output: -bash:

./configure: no such file or directory

i tried this command in “~”, “/etc/nginx” and “/” but it did not work anywhere. Kindly help in setting up my nginx as mail proxy


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Hi there,

I believe that the module that you are referring to is only available with Nginx Plus.

You would need to remove the nginx web service and then you would need to first install Nginx Plus as described here:

https://docs.nginx.com/nginx/admin-guide/installing-nginx/installing-nginx-plus/

After that you can run the configure commands inside the Nginx Plus source directory.

Hope that this helps.

Best,

Bobby