Nginx With Gzip On Ubuntu Jaunty

I just noticed that the latest version of Nginx available on Jaunty repositories was [1] the latest legacy version (0.6.x) instead of the latest stable version (0.7.x), and [2] not compiled with gzip compression enabled.

To solve both problems, I had to compile Nginx from source with --with-http_gzip_static_module option. By default, Nginx would be installed at /usr/local. I would rather keep the locations consistent with those used in the precompiled packages from the repositories, so I ended up having to use the following configure options:

./configure --prefix=/usr --conf-path=/etc/nginx/nginx.conf --error-log-path=/var/log/nginx/error.log --pid-path=/var/run/ --lock-path=/var/lock/nginx.lock --http-log-path=/var/log/nginx/access.log --with-http_dav_module --http-client-body-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/body --with-http_ssl_module --http-proxy-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/proxy --with-http_stub_status_module --http-fastcgi-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/fastcgi --with-debug --with-http_flv_module --with-http_gzip_static_module make sudo make install nginx path prefix: "/usr" nginx binary file: "/usr/sbin/nginx" nginx configuration prefix: "/etc/nginx" nginx configuration file: "/etc/nginx/nginx.conf" nginx pid file: "/var/run/" nginx error log file: "/var/log/nginx/error.log" nginx http access log file: "/var/log/nginx/access.log" nginx http client request body temporary files: "/var/lib/nginx/body" nginx http proxy temporary files: "/var/lib/nginx/proxy" nginx http fastcgi temporary files: "/var/lib/nginx/fastcgi"

And voila.

foo> nginx -v nginx version: nginx/0.7.67

The gzip settings in my nginx.conf:

gzip on; gzip_http_version 1.1; gzip_vary on; gzip_comp_level 6; gzip_proxied any; gzip_types text/plain text/html text/css application/json application/x-javascript text/xml application/xml application/xml+rss text/javascript; gzip_buffers 16 8k;
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