Add fair-balancer module to standard nginx

Bug #260005 reported by Neil Wilson on 2008-08-21
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nginx (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
nginx (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nginx

I appreciate that we can't compile every nginx module into the standard package. However this module is heavily used in the field and adds a facility that is part of the standard apache package - to skip busy backends in the proxy balancer.

The module description is here: http://github.com/gnosek/nginx-upstream-fair/tree/master

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Daniel Hahler (blueyed) on 2009-03-20
Changed in nginx:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Paul Dowman (paul-pauldowman) wrote :

+1. Anyone who's using Rails needs this.

Thanks!

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

I think the best way to push this forward would be to create a bug report with Debian, so that it gets into Ubuntu from there.
Looking at the diff alone, it seems to be quite a lot and this should be avoided in the Ubuntu/Debian delta. Apart from that, if it makes sense to have this included, it will make sense for Debian, too.

btw: is it possible to package this in a separate package, e.g. nginx-fair-balancer?

Please forward this to Debian and then link it here. Thanks.

Changed in nginx:
status: New → Triaged
Paul Dowman (paul-pauldowman) wrote :

Good suggestion, I submitted the bug to Debian. And yes, I assume the usual Debian-style packaging policy would result in creating a separate package for it.

Thanks.

Changed in nginx (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nginx (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nginx - 0.7.62-4ubuntu1

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nginx (0.7.62-4ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * Merge from debian unstable (LP: #450874), remaining changes:
    - Install html files.
      - debian/dirs: Add 'var/www/nginx-default'.
      - debian/nginx.install: Add 'html/* var/www/nginx-default'.
    - Added a UFW profile set: (LP: #308695)
      + debian/nginx.ufw.profile: Added.
      + debian/control: nginx: Suggests ufw.
      + debian/dirs: Added 'etc/ufw/applications.d'
      + debian/rules: Added install rule for the nginx UFW profile.
  * Closes: LP: #260005, LP: #440888

nginx (0.7.62-4) unstable; urgency=low

  * debian/conf/nginx.conf: commented out the mail proxy example.
    (Closes: #551682)
  * debian/init.d: do not redirect the output of nginx -t.
    (Closes: #551683)

nginx (0.7.62-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * debian/rules: fix the FTBFS on sparc.

nginx (0.7.62-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * debian/rules: added --with-mail and --with-mail_ssl_module.
  * debian/patches/nginx-upstream-fair.dpatch: added support for the
    nginx-upstream-fair module. (Closes: #521447)
  * debian/patches/dlopen.dpatch: applied patch to remove the unnecesssary link
    to libdl. (Closes: #540599)

nginx (0.7.62-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
  * debian/rules: added --with-ipv6. (Closes: #547249)

nginx (0.7.61-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * debian/control: bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.3, no changes needed.
  * debian/init.d: added status action. (Closes: #541228)
  * debian/rules:
    - added -with-http_gzip_static_module. (Closes: #541229)
    - use the switch --with-cc-opt="-m32 -mcpu=ultrasparc" on sparc.
      (Closes: #543571)

 -- Daniel Hahler <email address hidden> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 23:22:06 +0200

Changed in nginx (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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