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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 Responses to “Nginx 1.4.2 for Wheezy and Squeeze”

  1. Nuno

    Hi Guillaume,

    When will we see PageSpeed in nginx-full?
    The doc says the module is enabed in nginx-full too.


  2. Mark

    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]?

  3. Guillaume Plessis

    @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).

  4. jean-pierre

    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)

  5. Frederik Niedernolte

    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?

  6. prune

    I would really like to see an option to remove/obfuscate ALL the Nginx and module headers containing any name or version…

  7. John

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

  8. Lamer

    Nice to see lua module. Thank you 🙂 But is nginx_lua module compiled with LuaJIT or Lua?

  9. John

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

  10. John

    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!

  11. ernierasta

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

  12. Guillaume Plessis

    @Matthew Hollick : it seems you’ll have to upgrade to Wheezy to use openssl > 1.0.1c and to configure the ssl_protocols and ssl_ciphers directives of nginx.

  13. Romain

    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 !

  14. wahl


    it seems that the nginx 1.4.3 package is available, did you use the last version of ngx_pagespeed ? Thanks.

  15. Guillaume Plessis

    @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).

  16. Kevin

    Thank you very much for this. I was about to go all out and compile all the bits to get pagespeed but here is a prebuilt package. Thanks again.