SSL support in Debian (etch) package

Renaud Allard renaud at
Fri May 23 14:03:03 MSD 2008

Björn Keil wrote:
> Hello,
> I was experimenting with nginx and, since I want all dependencies and
> updates managed easily and without regular compilation on my own, I
> chose a Debian package. However, upon trying to start my initial test
> setup the system answers:
> bjoern at schiller:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/nginx start
> Starting nginx: 2008/05/23 11:18:35 [emerg] 6366#0: unknown directive
> "ssl" in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf:32
> Do I have to activate ssl before I use "ssl on", or is it simply that
> the package was compiled without SSL support? Can I somehow see what
> flags nginx was compiled with?

What does "strings `which nginx` | grep 'configure arguments'" say?

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