When to use --with-compat configure option?
mdounin at mdounin.ru
Wed Oct 12 14:33:59 UTC 2016
On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 03:58:25PM +0200, Thomas Deutschmann wrote:
> nginx-1.11.5 introduced a new configure option "--with-compat" however
> I don't find any documentation regarding this option.
> Could you please give us some insight when you expect that this option
> should be used (especially from distribution view, i.e. package
The only documentation currently available is:
$ ./configure --help | grep compat
--with-compat dynamic modules compatibility
Expanding the above, this option enables dynamic modules
compatibility, that is, it ensures that appropriate fields in
structures are present (or appropriately-sized placeholders are
This makes it possible to compile additional dynamic modules with
minimal efforts assuming main nginx binary is compiled
$ ./configure --with-compat --add-dynamic-module=/path/to/module
should be enough to compile a binary compatible module (assuming
the same platform is used for compilation).
>From package maintaining point of view it should be a good idea to
add the option to nginx builds. This will allow others to easily
compile dynamic modules to be loaded into nginx shipped in the
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