Mainline does not include gzip module?

i just replaced a stable install with the mainline version (1.5.8) and
noticed that the outputted files are not being gzipped.
i ran nginx -V and do not see any arguments that enable gzip.
is there a reason why the stable version included gzip and this mainline
does not?
do i need to manually build nginx to include the gzip module?
if so, does that mean i need to rebuild nginx every time there is a new
update?
thanks

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,245997,245997#msg-245997

On Friday 03 January 2014 20:22:28 ura wrote:

i just replaced a stable install with the mainline version (1.5.8) and
noticed that the outputted files are not being gzipped.
i ran nginx -V and do not see any arguments that enable gzip.
is there a reason why the stable version included gzip and this mainline
does not?

The gzip module is compiled by default, unless explicitly disabled
using the --without-http_gzip_module argument.

do i need to manually build nginx to include the gzip module?

No, you don’t. It is included in both packages stable and mainline.

wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev

thanks for responding. :slight_smile:

so… has a change been made in the way i would activate the gzip
process
between the stable and mainline versions?
in nginx.conf?

this is the list of options i was successfully using in stable (built
through trial and error):
gzip on;
gzip_http_version 1.0;
gzip_comp_level 6;
gzip_proxied any;
gzip_min_length 100;
gzip_buffers 16 8k;
gzip_types text/plain text/css application/x-javascript
application/json
text/xml application/xml application/xml+rss text/javascript;
gzip_disable “msie6”;
gzip_vary on;

any other thoughts on why gzip would appear to not be functioning for me
here?

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,245997,245999#msg-245999

ah, i found the answer…
i needed to change the javascript mimetype to ‘application/javascript’

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http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,245997,246000#msg-246000

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