Call for Testing: NGINX 1.10.3 with Dynamic Modules

Christian Ehrhardt christian.ehrhardt at
Wed Feb 15 08:05:25 UTC 2017

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 1:47 AM, Thomas Ward <teward at> wrote:

> I've been working on the merge of nginx from Debian for the Zesty cycle
> for some time.  We're technically ahead of Debian so it's a little bit
> more evil of a merge, but I think we have something that we can finally
> start testing with for Zesty.

> My deadline here is FeatureFreeze, but if we can't get tests done by FF,
> then I'll file for an FF, though tests should still be completed.
> If the server team could help me out with these tests, that'd be great.  :)

Thanks for your work Thomas,
I was giving it a shot pretending to be a normal user and following
I did so with the new ppa and without it.
With that I was
- comparing the results/bheavior of old/new version.
- running httperf against it checking that there is no degradation and no
errors in the log when stressing it a bit.
- installing the nginx extra packages and reran the above
- eventually upgrading the one without the ppa and checked that everything
works still.

Comments/Changes what I realized being a simulated normal user of nginx due
to the upgrade:
I realized the default config for php fpm changed in the
conf /etc/nginx/sites-available/default
from /var/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock to /run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock
But both exist and work, so it might be fine.
In general the default config got a lot of noisy updates (e.g. help URLs
changed, order of entries changed, comments changed), but not a lot
functional ones.
TL;DR - I did not hit an issue on the upgrade due to this at least - so
that should be ok.

The systemd service now lists a man page - well that is a good change?

The new packaging (as you announced) has more libnginx-mod-* packages for
the extra features now.
I did not explicitly use any of the extra features yet, but they install
There is a warning about dependency issues is posted, but that is on the
nginx-core that is about to be removed.
Also this warning is the same prior to the update - juts with more packages
now so it seems "more conflicts" at first sight.

Overall all went fine - maybe not the best test possible, but I hope that
gives you some confidence!

Christian Ehrhardt
Software Engineer, Ubuntu Server
Canonical Ltd
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