error in nginx-0.8.42: [emerg]: mkdir() "/usr/local/nginx/uwsgi_temp" failed

brianmercer nginx-forum at
Sat Aug 28 02:30:14 MSD 2010

serepo Wrote:
> In addition to Jean hughes:
> I also installed from the ppa in ubuntu lucid, and
> created /usr/local/nginx
> Then I made the user (& group) www-data, who
> apparently is created by the nginx install
> package, owner of /usr/local/nginx/ with read &
> write access.
> Start nginx with /etc.init.d/nginx start and
> youŕe ready to go.
> Cheers Sebastiaan

It looks like that PPA has had some problems for the last 12 days.

On 8/12/2010 it built a package successfully but did not include those
two temp paths.
Build log:

But then again on 8/12/2010 it tried to rebuild with the needed
	    --http-scgi-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/scgi \
	    --http-uwsgi-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/uwsgi \
but failed to build.
Build log:

Looks like a naming problem.  Package name changed and it applied that
to the source path and then it couldn't find the upstream-fair module
and died.

Please contact the maintainer of the PPA.

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