GEOIP context problem

syle nginx-forum at
Tue Aug 31 08:18:13 MSD 2010

There is a problem with current 0.8.x release of GEOIP although I assume
it has always not worked, where these variables:
fastcgi_param GEOIP_CITY_COUNTRY_CODE $geoip_city_country_code;
fastcgi_param GEOIP_CITY_COUNTRY_CODE3 $geoip_city_country_code3;
fastcgi_param GEOIP_CITY_COUNTRY_NAME $geoip_city_country_name;
fastcgi_param GEOIP_REGION $geoip_region;
fastcgi_param GEOIP_CITY $geoip_city;
fastcgi_param GEOIP_POSTAL_CODE $geoip_postal_code;
fastcgi_param GEOIP_CITY_CONTINENT_CODE $geoip_city_continent_code;
fastcgi_param GEOIP_LATITUDE $geoip_latitude;
fastcgi_param GEOIP_LONGITUDE $geoip_longitude;

do not work except inside the fastcgi_params file. The context is
suppose to work within http as per module documentation however setting
these variables
within http context ends up not setting them at all.

This is currently a major issue especially in freebsd where an upgrade
of version from port collections can wipe out fastcgi_params file each
time, leaving
any webserver relying on these variables in major trouble if they were
to forget to replace fastcgi_params file afterwards.

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