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Updating nginx (with uwsgi) for Fedora 12 from src.rpm

Mon, Nov 14, 2011 mdda OSS Blog Comments

Updating nginx (with uwsgi) for Fedora 12 from src.rpm

In order to get access to uwsgi (useful for deploying python flask projects, for instance), one needs a version of nginx > 0.8 or so. But Fedora 12 doesn’t have such a modern version : Here’s how to build it from a src.rpm from a more recent Fedora release.

# First, make sure we have the rpm-build tools :
yum install rpm-build

# Download a suitable src.rpm (look at the dependencies : 
# nginx doesn't really care about which version of fedora it's for

# This installs the source into ~/rpmbuild/BUILD/nginx-1.0.5/
rpm -ivh nginx-1.0.5-1.fc16.src.rpm

# Now, do a test build to see what we're missing
rpmbuild -bb  ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/nginx.spec 

# This complains about missing dependencies : Do a copy-paste as necessary
yum install pcre-devel zlib-devel openssl-devel 'perl(ExtUtils::Embed)' libxslt-devel GeoIP-devel gd-devel

# Rebuild again (installing more packages if this fails)
rpmbuild -bb  ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/nginx.spec 

# Now install nginx from the brand new rpm just created:
rpm -Uvh ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/i386/nginx-1.0.5-1.fc12.i386.rpm 

# Attempt a restart :
/etc/init.d/nginx restart

# ... some configuration options may have changed - and a new dummy.conf file was added ...
cd /etc/nginx/conf.d
mv default.conf default.conf.disable

# All good now...
/etc/init.d/nginx restart

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