Forum: NGINX root not recognized

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Sean A. (Guest)
on 2009-01-01 01:07
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ok, well better put on root is recognized, a second isnt.

have this setup ( lots of snipping here... )

root /some/path;

location /
   if ( -f /tmp/.maintenance )
     set $site_maintenance 1;

   if ( $site_maintenance )
     root /maintenance/path;
     rewrite (.*) /maintenance/index.html;

problem is... the rewrite works just fine but its trying to serve

instead of

any idea why?
Mathew D. (Guest)
on 2009-01-01 04:13
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Try using the $document_root variable

rewrite (.*) $document_root/maintenance/index.html;

On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 10:56 PM, Sean A.
Sean A. (Guest)
on 2009-01-01 17:01
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That doesn't work.

I get a 404 for that.
Sean A. (Guest)
on 2009-01-01 17:04
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I figured out why the below didnt work for me.

I left out one key point about root /some/path;

We are actually doing:

set $root $base/public;
root $root;

because conf files are shared by multiple sites. this way each site
set $base
and it gets reused in different places... to make the below work, with
i need to change

>  if ( $site_maintenance )
>  {
>    root /maintenance/path;
>    rewrite (.*) /maintenance/index.html;
>  }


if ( $site_maintenance )
   set $root /maintenance/path;
   rewrite (.*) /maintenance/index.html

which is TOTALLY not how I expected variables to work.
is this documented somewhere?

that if you set root with a variable, to later change root you have
to change the value of the variable and that using root will have no
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