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Install the latest nginx from source for Ubuntu 14.04
# Automatically instal the latest nginx
wget -O - http://nginx.org/keys/nginx_signing.key | sudo apt-key add -
#Make a backup copy of your current sources.list file
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bak
#Now copy the following repositories to the end of ` /etc/apt/sources.list`
echo "deb http://nginx.org/packages/mainline/ubuntu/ trusty nginx" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb-src http://nginx.org/packages/mainline/ubuntu/ trusty nginx" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
#If you want to use the 'stable' branch take:
#echo "deb http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ trusty nginx" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
#echo "deb-src http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ trusty nginx" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
#update to get the new repository
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nginx
## Longer way ##
## Manually build and install the latest nginx ##
#Install the PCRE library needed by nginx
sudo apt-get install libpcre3 libpcre3-dev
#Replace by the latest version number found on http://nginx.org/
wget http://nginx.org/download/nginx-1.7.4.tar.gz
tar -xvf nginx-1.7.4.tar.gz
cd nginx-1.7.4
#These flags make sure to put nginx somewhere that is usuall in PATH and to activate the https module
./configure --sbin-path=/usr/local/sbin --with-http_ssl_module
make
sudo make install
# Download nginx startup script
wget -O init-deb.sh http://library.linode.com/assets/660-init-deb.sh
# Move the script to the init.d directory & make executable
sudo mv init-deb.sh /etc/init.d/nginx
sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/nginx
# Add nginx to the system startup
sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d -f nginx defaults
# This automatically adds the nginx.conf from below into /etc/init/nginx.conf
# If something doesn't work, just copy it manually
sudo wget -O /etc/init/nginx.conf https://gist.githubusercontent.com/Globegitter/685e3739c0f181bda3ec/raw/6ec0def52ed49d29b2f00cae70d28689371d0230/nginx.conf
#This will make sure you get the following commands
#sudo service nginx start
#sudo service nginx stop
#sudo service nginx restart
#sudo service nginx status
##Now you can modify your nginx.conf in /usr/local/nginx/conf
#nginx
description "nginx http daemon"
author "Philipp Klose <me@'thisdomain'.de>"
start on (filesystem and net-device-up IFACE=lo)
stop on runlevel [!2345]
env DAEMON=/usr/local/sbin/nginx
env PID=/usr/local/nginx/logs/nginx.pid
expect fork
respawn
respawn limit 10 5
#oom never
pre-start script
$DAEMON -t
if [ $? -ne 0 ]
then exit $?
fi
end script
exec $DAEMON
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