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optimise how we detect that nginx is installed #282

kirrg001 opened this Issue Jul 5, 2017 · 4 comments


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kirrg001 commented Jul 5, 2017

Right now we detect if nginx is installed like this:

dpkg -l | grep nginx

But if you remove nginx with sudo apt-get remove nginx, the CLI won't detect that nginx is not installed anymore and you will run into a connection refused error in the browser.

Even sudo service nginx restart doesn't show any error.

We should extend the nginx installation check by adding e.g. which nginx or nginx -t.
But we have to ensure that this extra check works on none ubuntu systems.

@acburdine acburdine modified the milestones: 1.0.1, 1.1.0 Jul 23, 2017

@acburdine acburdine marked this as a duplicate of #406 Jul 31, 2017

@acburdine acburdine referenced this issue Jul 31, 2017


Ghost-CLI not recognizing Nginx #406

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SixBytesUnder commented Aug 19, 2017

I have CentOS 7 with nginx/1.10.2 installed but while installing Ghost I get:

? Do you wish to set up Nginx? Yes
Nginx is not installed. Skipping Nginx setup.
Setting up Nginx [skipped]
Task ssl depends on the 'nginx' stage, which was skipped.
Setting up SSL [skipped]

Since I'm on CentOS I obviously don't have dpkg. Will you add a different way of detecting if nginx exists on the server?


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acburdine commented Aug 21, 2017

@SixBytesUnder does which nginx return anything?

As stated in the issue - there is a proposed switch from dpkg to which nginx - just need to make sure it works on non-Debian/ubuntu systems.


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SixBytesUnder commented Aug 21, 2017

which nginx on my CentOS 7.3.1611 (Core) returns
On my old server with CentOS 6.9 (Final) returns also

Hope that helps

on both systems nginx -t complains about lack of privileges, but

sudo nginx -t
nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful

@kirrg001 kirrg001 removed this from the 1.1.0 milestone Jan 12, 2018


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kirrg001 commented Jan 12, 2018

Closing in favour of #460.
We need to extend how we detect that nginx/mysql are installed.

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