Use try_files and still get errors 404

Hello,

recently I migrate one of domains, I manage, to use try_files directive
instead of several “if” blocks and rewrites. New server description is
like this:

server {
listen X.X.X.X;
server_name example.com *.example.com;

index index.php;
root /www/example.com/www/root;

try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;

location ~* .(jpg|jpeg|gif|png|ico|swf)$ {
gzip off;
expires 7d;
}
location ~* .(js|css)$ {
expires 7d;
}
location ~ .php$ {
fastcgi_pass upstreanphp;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
fastcgi_intercept_errors on;
fastcgi_read_timeout 120;
fastcgi_next_upstream error timeout invalid_header;
include fastcgi_params;
}
}

Strange thing (for me) is if I try some URL like
http://example.com/path/to/non/existing/file.jpg (or any other extension
from location checks) I receive error 404. Is this normal behavior ? I
expect index.php to be open. I’ve tried to put try_files in location / {
} , but effect is the same ? Do I have to put try_files in every
location block ? Or this is some kind of bug ?

I use nginx 0.8.54 on linux x86_64

Greetings,
Hristo

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,206358,206358#msg-206358

Hello!

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 05:10:19AM -0400, iko wrote:

index index.php;
}
Strange thing (for me) is if I try some URL like
http://example.com/path/to/non/existing/file.jpg (or any other extension
from location checks) I receive error 404. Is this normal behavior ? I
expect index.php to be open. I’ve tried to put try_files in location / {
} , but effect is the same ? Do I have to put try_files in every
location block ? Or this is some kind of bug ?

Directive try_files isn’t inhereted from previous levels, and not
expected to. You’ve defined it at server level (which isn’t
allowed per documentation, btw, but happens to work - this is
probably a bug, indeed) and this results in try_files being used
in an implicit location.

There are no try_files in other locations though, and the result
you see is expected. If you want try_files to be in other
locations - you have to place it there too.

Maxim D.

Hello, Maxim,

thanks for reply. Now I understand better try_files directive and it
really should be better described in documentation/wiki. At least is it
supports server section and how.

Hristo

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,206358,206660#msg-206660

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