rpm packaging a web application software to run on nginx

Styopa Semenukha semenukha at gmail.com
Sat Feb 22 15:25:28 UTC 2014

Hello Doruk,

Package manager should not undertake creating _usable_ configuration, this is 
configuration manager prerogative. The PM must create a sample configuration 
("Welcome to Nginx").

I would declare your conf file as %doc, then rpmbuild will put it to 

Experienced users will see it and fit to their needs. Beginners will ignore it 
and copy-paste configs from forums anyway :)

On Saturday, February 22, 2014 03:55:17 PM Doruk Fisek wrote:
> Hi,
>  I'm trying to add Nginx support to the LDAP Account Manager RPM
> package.
>  In Apache, the package adds a /etc/httpd/conf.d/lam.apache.conf that
> has a simple Alias directive:
>  Alias /lam /usr/share/ldap-account-manager
>  However when I try to do that with a Location directive
> in /etc/nginx/conf.d/lam.nginx.conf, I get:
>  "location directive is not allowed here"
>  I have to put the Location directive inside a server block, which
> makes the config file not usable out of the box (the user has to
> manually place it in all server blocks, including the default one).
>  Since my Apache way of thinking isn't working in Nginx, my question
> is: How do I prepare an RPM package of a web application, which when
> installed, will be up and running in Nginx without any manual editing
> on the user's part?
>                    Doruk
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Sincerely yours,
Styopa Semenukha.

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