installing Nginx 1.4.4 on Debian Wheezy OS

  • Posted on January 29, 2014
  • FMCBAsked by FMCB

Hi mates,

I’m having hard time trying to find a good or well-documented procedure on how to install nginx v.1.4.4

I found some tut, but it seems there are some issues when it comes to debugging…

I followed the tut above to get the right version 1.4.4, but couldn’t.

is there a straight forward process to reach that without extra headache??


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v.important note: in step 7, I mentioned “then change it to anything like this 1.4.4-1~bpro70+1_sms” <br> <br>underscore is not allowed, so you can use hyphen instead.

I finally found the solution to my issue… and this is the procedure just in case if someone run into such problem: <br> <br>1- Edit the sources list: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list <br>add the following based on your OS, mine is Debian Wheezy::: <br>deb wheezy-backports main <br>deb-src wheezy-backports main <br> <br>Ctrl+X and push y to save the work. <br> <br>2- update your resources: sudo apt-get update <br> <br>3- install some packages that you need to the upgrade::: <br>sudo apt-get install dpkg-dev build-essential zlib1g-dev libpcre3 libpcre3-dev unzip <br> <br>4- sudo apt-get -t wheezy-backports build-dep nginx <br> <br>5- create a folder for the latest nginx packages: mkdir custom-nginx-1.4.4 <br>go inside the dir where you created it::: cd custom-nginx-1.4.4 <br> <br>6- download the pkge::: sudo apt-get -t wheezy-backports source nginx <br> <br>7- change the log version in the log file::: sudo nano ~/custom-nginx-1.4.4/nginx-1.4.4/debian/changelog <br> <br>e.g::: originally like this 1.4.4-1~bpro70+1, then change it to anything like this 1.4.4-1~bpro70+1_sms <br> <br>save your file and exit <br> <br>8- enter to the main folder of nginx::: cd ~/custom-nginx-1.4.4/nginx-1.4.4 <br>then build the pkge::: sudo dpkg-buildpackage -b <br> <br>9- when the build up finished, enter these command line::: <br>sudo dpkg -i nginx-full_1.4.4-1~bpo70+1-sms_amd64.deb nginx-common_1.4.4-1~bpo70+1-sms_all.deb nginx_1.4.4-1~bpo70+1-sms_all.deb <br> <br>10 run::: sudo apt-get -f install <br> <br>and you are done. you can check the version of you nginx using this command::: nginx -v or nginx -V <br> <br>These steps are based on the tut here: <br> <br>Good luck <br> <br>