Root not recognized


#1

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

/some/path/maintenance/index.html
instead of
/maintenance/path/maintenance/index.html

any idea why?


#2

Try using the $document_root variable

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

On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 10:56 PM, Sean A.


#3

That doesn’t work.

I get a 404 for that.


#4

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
that
i need to change

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

to

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
effect?