Link to the latest stable release of nginx.

Jan Wrobel wrr at
Tue Oct 2 17:12:44 UTC 2012

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Maxim Dounin <mdounin at> wrote:
> Hello!
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 02:14:42PM +0200, Jan Wrobel wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Can you put a symbolic link in that would
>> point to the latest stable release of nginx and that would be updated
>> with each release?
>> Something like:
>> It would help with automating the process of compiling the latest nginx.
>> Also, there is a lot of documentation on the web that explains how to
>> get and compile nginx from sources and all these docs become obsolete
>> over time because they point to the nginx that was available during
>> the time of writing the doc.
> I don't like this aproach as it makes impossible to determine
> version from a downloaded file name, and makes it impossible to
> determine what will be overridden on archive extraction without
> looking into archive contents.  And one would need a version
> number for automated processing anyway, as it's embedded into
> directory structure in release archives.

You would still be able to download the archive with the version
number (the current way).

Here is how you can use such link for automated processing: download
nginx-current.tar.gz to an empty directory, extract it (nothing is
overridden, the directory is empty), cd to nginx* (the only operation
that uses the version number); compile and install (no version number

> Various "latest" nginx versions are listed here:
> It's believed to be enough for most uses.

Except for automation.


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