Debian Squeez - install Phusion Passenger AFTER nginx-full

Nuno Magalhães nunomagalhaes at
Fri Jul 22 20:42:04 UTC 2011


Don't use passenger, but use Debian stable and Sid. Current versions
of nginx(-full) in the repos are:
- squeeze (stable): 0.7.67-3
- wheezy (testing): 1.0.4-1
- sid (unstable): 1.0.5-1

While even the unstable branch lagged behind several versions prior to
1.0, as you can see they've picked up after 1.0. However, they are
picky in moving any versions to stable - and now have a 2-year cycle
for stable releases. Oddly enough, even OpenBSD has a more recent
stable version: nginx-0.8.53p5-passenger and nginx-0.8.53p5.

However, with 1.0 in the Debian repos came -full and -light, which
largely depends on what the packagers deem as useful modules. So, i
stick to compiling from source and installing with checkinstall and
apt-pinning (or other means) to keep it under the package manager.

Maybe OpenBSD's -passenger will interest you; or you can compile, it's
no biggie.

Is there any way to enable modules ar runtime? This would imply
package maintainers would have to package modules independently,


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