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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Building the Source Yourself

You can download the source directly from http://wiki.nginx.org/Install.

After you have the tar file, you must open it in a temporary directory, such as /tmp. Opening this tar file creates a directory called nginx_version_number, where version_number is the version you have downloaded (for example, nginx_1.4.4).

Tip

As with many software packages distributed in source code form for Linux and other UNIX-like operating systems, extracting the source code results in a directory that contains a README and an INSTALL file. Be sure to peruse the INSTALL file before attempting to build and install the software.

Using ./configure to Build Nginx

To build Nginx, run the ./configure script in the directory just created. ...

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