I've got an Ubuntu 14.04 webserver, and I'd like to install a specific major version of Nginx on it. This means that if I install Nginx 1.8, I do not want Ubuntu to upgrade to 1.9 at any point. However, minor version upgrades are OK (1.8.1 to 1.8.2).
I've found the PPA
nginx/stable, but isn't someone maintaining a repository where I can choose the actual version to install? This would be similar to the Ubuntu official package, but just a newer major version.
I consider this to be an essential requirement in order to be able to maintain stable environments where (a) I can guarantee a specific version and (b) critical software not suddenly just jumps a major version up and consequently breaks due to e.g. non-compatibility with configuration files.