Nginx 1.4.2 for Wheezy and Squeeze

Nginx 1.4.2 has been released on July 17th 2013, fixing 6 bugs (see the changes).

As a consequence, Dotdeb’s packages of Nginx 1.4.2 are now available for both Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” and Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” (amd64/i386) with the following changes :

  • SPDY had been enabled in all the Nginx flavors (Wheezy only)
  • PageSpeed has been added to nginx-extras
  • ngx-fancyindex has been added to nginx-extras
  • Various modules has been updated
  • Naxsi-ui now uses Sqlite instead of MySQL

As usual, if you want to know which module has been included in each Nginx flavor, you just have to look at this document.

40 replies on “Nginx 1.4.2 for Wheezy and Squeeze”

I can’t install nginx-extras without uninstalling nginx and nginx-full. Using Wheezy.

$ sudo apt-get install nginx-extras
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Suggested packages:
The following packages will be REMOVED:
nginx nginx-full
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/4115 kB of archives.
After this operation, 11.5 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

@Mark : of course : nginx is just an empty meta-package (not a big deal). nginx-full and nginx-extras contain the same binary. Don’t worry, your config will be kept (backup it anyway).

this is because nginx has no module system like apache has. the options have to be choosen at compile time. so, the nginx program has to be replaced. installing the new package shouldn’t remove your current configuration (save it to be sure)

Currently I have the nginx version from the nginx repository installed. Can I simply delete the repository and force update nginx from dotdeb if I want to use this version instead or doesn’t that work?

@Guillaume: any news regarding integrating yaoweibin’s AJP module for nginx? This module is a must for people using nginx as frontend to Tomcat.

Hi Guillaume, would it be possible to get an answer regarding the AJP nginx module? I am willing to help if you need. Thanks!

Merci Guillaume, désolé pour être un peu lourd 😉 c’est juste que le module AJP c’est super important pour tout ce qui est containeur Java (Tomcat). Au final Tomcat+AJP+nginx c’est le top et il n’y a rien de plus rapide! J’utilise ce module AJP en production depuis 2 ans sans aucun problèmes et je me suis dis que c’est un vrai plus pour tout le monde de l’intégrer directement dans ton package. D’ailleurs un grand merci pour tes packages ils sont top!

Thanx for release! I was wondering. Does it make sense to have geoip module in nginx-naxsi edition? For me it would be perfect …

Hi Guillaume,

Is it possible to have the third party module mod_zip added in the full or extra package ?

It is very useful, and I’m re-compiling my nginx too much times because nobody integrates it in a repo 🙁

Thanks in advance for your answer !

@wahl : Nginx 1.4.3 is available for Squeeze, not for Wheezy (yet). I’ll make an announcement when both are ready.
The packages were built 4 days ago, before ngx_pagespeed has been bumped to I’ll fix it in my next upload (next week-end).

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