Building nginx on the Win32 platform with Visual C


To build nginx on the Microsoft Win32® platform you need:

Build steps

Ensure that paths to Perl, Mercurial and MSYS bin directories are added to PATH environment variable before you start build. To set Visual C environment run vcvarsall.bat script from Visual C directory.

To build nginx:

  • Start MSYS bash.
  • Check out nginx sources from the hg.nginx.org repository. For example:
    hg clone http://hg.nginx.org/nginx
  • Create a build and lib directories, and unpack zlib, PCRE and OpenSSL libraries sources into lib directory:
    mkdir objs
    mkdir objs/lib
    cd objs/lib
    tar -xzf ../../pcre-8.40.tar.gz
    tar -xzf ../../zlib-1.2.11.tar.gz
    tar -xzf ../../openssl-1.0.2k.tar.gz
  • Run configure script:
    auto/configure --with-cc=cl --builddir=objs --prefix= \
    --conf-path=conf/nginx.conf --pid-path=logs/nginx.pid \
    --http-log-path=logs/access.log --error-log-path=logs/error.log \
    --sbin-path=nginx.exe --http-client-body-temp-path=temp/client_body_temp \
    --http-proxy-temp-path=temp/proxy_temp \
    --http-fastcgi-temp-path=temp/fastcgi_temp \
    --with-cc-opt=-DFD_SETSIZE=1024 --with-pcre=objs/lib/pcre-8.40 \
    --with-zlib=objs/lib/zlib-1.2.11 --with-openssl=objs/lib/openssl-1.0.2k \
    --with-select_module --with-http_ssl_module
  • Run make:
    nmake -f objs/Makefile

See also

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