Call for Testing: NGINX 1.10.3 with Dynamic Modules

Thomas Ward teward at
Wed Feb 15 15:54:56 UTC 2017

On 02/15/2017 03:05 AM, Christian Ehrhardt wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 1:47 AM, Thomas Ward <teward at
> <mailto: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 correctly.
> 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!

Can you provide me a copy of the 'dependency issues' warning, if you
still have it?  Maybe it's just a minor issue that can be fixed.

That said, thank you for your testing, and thank you also for helping to
test, if it all looks good, then great!  Most of the evils of things
missing were 'leftovers' from the older packaging; we ended up having to
do non-merge updates because of other issues and such, but now we've got
those ironed out to make this buildable.

If there are no other objections to this, I'll push the package (minus
the +test3 part of the string) to the Repositories, and it'll be in
*just* before Feature Freeze.

Thomas Ward
Ubuntu Server Team Member
LP: ~teward
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