Nginx on OpenBSD

Darrin Chandler dwchandler at
Fri Mar 21 23:09:07 MSK 2008

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 08:22:12PM +0100, Renaud Allard wrote:
> I think that, as it is only needed on cygwin, the C spec says malloc()
> is in stdlib, it would really be cleaner if Igor did the change in the
> official source tree. Also, I am using v0.6.

I would like to see it removed in the nginx source, too. If it's not I
can understand. In the meantime the option I mentioned should work for
you with 0.6.x fine.

> I would even say, it would be great if nginx with its BSD license was
> the default web server on OpenBSD instead of the old, slow and memory
> hungry apache. But I don't know about crypto export restrictions.

It's a nice thought but it will not happen now, and maybe never. Too
many people expect or want Apache by default, so there it is.  However,
when I made the nginx port I didn't expect that many people would be
using it and I have been surprised on that. At least a few of the
OpenBSD developers are using it or have tried it, and users as well. So
providing nginx as a port on OpenBSD is a nice thing. With 4.3 it should
also appear as a binary package and I'd expect wider usage then.

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