How to build nginx from source with php upload progress module in ubuntu
BY vimal
9 years ago
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Are you looking to configure Drupal with nginx Server? Here is how you build nginx from source with php upload progress module in ubuntu.

Create a directory nginx-src and change to that directory

mkdir nginx-src
cd nginx-src

Then download the source package via apt

apt-get source nginx-full

If everything went successful, you get the nginx directory. inside the nginx directory, you have to modify the rules file in the directory debian in the debian/rules file add the configuration option


to the session config.status.full

(Note: The source package with ubuntu already includes the nginx-upload-progress module in the debian/modules directory, so you do not have to download the module separately)

Before compiling the package, we need to make sure every dependency libraries are available for compiling nginx with the command

sudo apt-get build-dep nginx-full

(In ubuntu I found that the dependency on libgd2-noxpm-dev conflicts with php5-gd package. So if you want to keep php5-gd with nginx you have to edit the debian/control file and change the dependency on libgd2-noxpm-dev to libgd2-xpm-dev)

After setting up all the dependencies, execute the command

dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -b

to build the debs required.

The deb files will be created in the nginx-src directory. You can then install the package with the command

sudo dpkg -i nginx-full_1.0.5-1_i386.deb

You can verify whether the upload-progress library is enabled with the command

sudo nginx -V



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Lucas Saliés Brum (not verified)
access_time 01 Aug 2021 - 06:54

Thank you!!!
Awesome tutorial!

augusto (not verified)
access_time 01 Aug 2021 - 06:54

on my brand new vps, had a
[email protected]:/opt/nginx-src# sudo dpkg -i nginx-full_1.2.1-2.2_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 31565 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace nginx-full 1.2.1-2.2 (using nginx-full_1.2.1-2.2_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement nginx-full ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of nginx-full:
nginx-full depends on nginx-common (= 1.2.1-2.2); however:
Package nginx-common is not installed.

dpkg: error processing nginx-full (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:

while installing the packaging with
sudo dpkg -i nginx-full_1.0.5-1_i386.deb

Solved with a sudo apt-get install nginx-common