Wut ? Yeah, its a shout to all people using Nginx, stable repo is like Centos stable. Meaning no new features, only major bug-fixes.  This isn’t exactly new information, but its new for people who where living under a nginx’ rock like myself.  This means you are missing out on possible allot of nice features and smaller bug-fixes that are considered “breaking”. Its all explained pretty good here on the release, but who reads a release announcement from 2014 …


Its so clear, why did I miss it during installation?

Its so clear, why did I miss it during installation?

So if you like me have this in /etc/yum.repo.d/nginx.repo

[nginx]
name=nginx repo
baseurl=http://nginx.org/packages/centos/6/$basearch/
gpgcheck=0
enabled=1

You can get more free goodies by changing to

[nginx]
name=nginx repo
baseurl=http://nginx.org/packages/mainline/centos/6/$basearch/
#baseurl=http://nginx.org/packages/centos/6/$basearch/
gpgcheck=0
enabled=1

Just for comparison :

  • Centos repo’s has no version of Nginx
  • Epel release has version 1.0.15
  • Nginx stable has version 1.8.1-1
  • Nginx mainline has version 1.9.11

This means only the mainline at this point can support http/2!