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I've installed my nginx via the ppa package

add-apt-repository ppa:nginx
apt-get install nginx

which works just fine. But now I need to add support for websockets for my socket.io app. I found some tutorials, but generally the process is to download the source and recompile nginx with the tcp_proxy module.

Is there any way I can do this with the package manager, so that I don't have to compile it manualy? I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 if that's of any relevance.

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There is no ready package for that. You should start with apt-get source nginx, and recompile it with this module. And don't forget to use something like sudo checkinstall --pkgname nginx --pkgversion 1.2-tcl --install instead of make install. –  Dmitry Verkhoturov May 6 '12 at 13:27
    
And finally I found it. Please check this question - it's about HTTP 1.1 in nginx since 1.1.4. –  Dmitry Verkhoturov May 6 '12 at 13:40

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