I' ve purged nginx and installed nginx new from sources. The Debian package seems to be compiled without gzip_static and seems also fragile while removing the package with apt-get remove nginx. This is not sufficient and results i a broken nginx (missing files) installation after a new install. (IN MY CASE ON A 12 months old testing installation - maybe thats to old) Do a apt-get --purge remove nginx and a new installation should be no problem.
on 2009-01-26 12:10
on 2009-01-26 13:50
Your installation is a bit old, and I have not seen problems removing the package on recently updated testing systems. Also, testing is frozen right now pending release, so there will not be updates on testing. Unstable has nginx 0.6.34 and experimental has ngin 0.7.14 - no idea if gzip is enabled on either of these. You can easily just get the source package and modify the debian/rules file to fit your needs or build your own custom debian package. Google has lots of guides for doing both. However, in the future, you should really direct these concerns to the package maintainer who created the package. You can do so by emailing Jose Parrella whose address is email@example.com ; whenever you have an issue with a debian package you should take it up with the package maintainer!