Nginx on OpenBSD

Darrin Chandler dwchandler at
Fri Mar 21 19:28:27 MSK 2008

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 09:41:33AM +0100, Renaud Allard wrote:
> When trying to compile nginx on OpenBSD (4.2 or 4.3 prerelease), I get
> the following error:
> In file included from src/os/unix/ngx_posix_config.h:74,
>                  from src/core/ngx_config.h:37,
>                  from src/core/nginx.c:7:
> /usr/include/malloc.h:4:2: #warning "<malloc.h> is obsolete, use <stdlib.h>"
> Of course, replacing <malloc.h> by <stdlib.h> in
> src/os/unix/ngx_posix_config.h solves the problem. But isn't there a way
> to detect this at configure time?

I've dealt with this in the OpenBSD port of nginx by adding:


I'd rather find a better way to deal with it, but the above works fine.
If you're using the 5.x nginx you might consider using the OpenBSD port
I made, as long as the configured options match what you need.
Otherwise, you might have a peek at /usr/ports/www/nginx/Makefile to
give you some hints on anything I've done to make it work better on
OpenBSD. There are not many special cases, since nginx is BSD friendly.

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