Igor S. wrote:
definitely make things easier for nginx first-timers to try out on
Debian has a backports repository, where one can use via APT to grab
newer nginx packages built against the current (etch) and oldstable
(sarge) Debian dependencies. Current backport version is
Also, there is a concise list of all nginx packages available across
Debian versions on the Package Tracking System; with some knowledge
of Debian’s packaging infrastructure, it is possible for one to backport
more recent versions of the nginx package (or even the latest 0.6.31
source, just needing Debian-specific configuration,) to older Debian
Actually, I created Debian packages some time ago.
I may include them in tarball, however, I have no Debian to test it.
BTW, is it possible to create packages without updating package changelog ?
Yes, if you’re using the full Debian packaging infrastructure with
devscripts, you can do a
debuild on the unpacked source root
directory with the debian/ tree on it to do a build, regardless of
whether the changelog is updated. Furthermore, you can do a build that
doesn’t generate GPG-signed .dsc and .changes files by doing a
debuild -us -uc instead.