I installed Nginx 1.8 (compiled from source) on Debian 7:

cd /opt/
sudo wget http://nginx.org/download/nginx-1.8.0.tar.gz
sudo wget http://labs.frickle.com/files/ngx_cache_purge-2.3.tar.gz
sudo tar -zxvf nginx-1.8.0.tar.gz
sudo tar -zxzf ngx_cache_purge-2.3.tar.gz
cd /opt/nginx-1.8.0/

sudo ./configure --prefix=/opt/nginx --user=nginx --group=nginx --with-http_ssl_module --with-ipv6 --add-module=/tmp/ngx_cache_purge-2.3

sudo make && make install
sudo adduser --system --no-create-home --disabled-login --disabled-password --group nginx 

sudo wget -O init-deb.sh http://www.linode.com/docs/assets/1538-init-deb.sh
sudo mv init-deb.sh /etc/init.d/nginx
sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/nginx
sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d -f nginx defaults 

Than I start nginx with the following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/nginx start

And everything works fine until now.

The problem is when I try to install HHVM it doesn't work:

sudo wget -O - http://dl.hhvm.com/conf/hhvm.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo echo deb http://dl.hhvm.com/debian wheezy main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hhvm.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install hhvm libgmp-dev libmemcached-dev
sudo update-rc.d hhvm defaults

And when I finally run:

sudo /usr/share/hhvm/install_fastcgi.sh

I get the following error:

Checking if Nginx is installed
Nginx not found

Any thoughts how I can install HHVM with Nginx compiled from source?

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    Debian is based on packages. By compiling your own stuff outside the package management system you are in unsupported (and unsupportable) land. – Deer Hunter Apr 26 '15 at 19:40
  • What do you suggest? Can I move to other Linux Distribution? – Speedwheel Apr 26 '15 at 19:52
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    No, install NGinx from Debian repository. Is there a reason why you compiled NGinx from source ? – krisFR Apr 26 '15 at 20:20
  • Because the one from repository is version 1.2.1 which is like 3 years old, the one I compiled is 1.8.0 which is the latest version. – Speedwheel Apr 26 '15 at 20:27
  • Debian is now not what it was...Most packages are depreciated for years...:( My own feeling is that it dies slowly...[cries] Regarding source code for install_fastcgi.sh : it raised Nginx not found if directory /etc/nginx/conf.d/ cannot be found... github.com/hhvm/packaging/blob/master/hhvm/deb/skeleton/usr/… Maybe you can adjust this manually – krisFR Apr 26 '15 at 21:31

The script generally fails when it tries to find this file:


Whis in my case(and I'm assuming yours) does not exist.

All you need to do is add this line to your server block in nginx.conf

include /etc/nginx/hhvm.conf;

Just make sure the hhvm.conf file is in the /etc/nignx directory. Retart nginx and hhvm

sudo /etc/init.d/hhvm restart

Then you should be good to go. To test it i used this file (phpinfo for hhvm) https://gist.github.com/ck-on/67ca91f0310a695ceb65

Good luck.

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