Solving a 500 error

Jonathan Matthews contact at
Tue Oct 1 19:36:15 UTC 2013

On 1 October 2013 17:52, Ian Hobson <ian.hobson at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have an nginx install with the configuration below.
> The server is a linux VM running under Virtual Box on my windows machine.
> The website / directory is made available as a sharename using Samba, which
> I connect to from Windows, so I can edit the files. I edit in windows, using
> familiar tools and then test using a browser, usually without restarting
> nginx or init-fastcgi.

I used to admin some devs who had that sort of abortion of a workflow
and did the same as you.

Just don't do that.

> This works fine for php files. When I edit one of two javascript files, the
> next request for a javascript file fails with a 500 error - even if the
> request is not for the changed file.
> The version of nginx I am running is 1.2.6 compiled with the long polling
> module included.
> Does anyone know what is happening?

To be fair, chap, you're the one who has access to the log files! What
do *they* say?


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