Old Nginx on CENTOS

I installed Virtualmin on a fresh/clean install of centOS 6.3 minimal. When I went to install nginx it came from the virtualmin repo. However, it was version nginx/1.0.9. This version is sort of old and they are up to nginx/1.2.6. How can I upgrade and still have it be compatible with virtualmin/webmin? Thanks!

Hi Calvin, ok, I use centos 6.3 but do not use nginx, nevertheless, my questios to you are:

a) When you go to under webmin to system/Software Package Updates and or system/Virtualmin Package Updates, I take everything is up to date.

b) What repositories do you have installed?, Maybe you need epel repository installed in orther to get the latest nginx version.

I hope this was of help


Hi Jose:

Yes, (a) and (b) are both up-to-date. Could you please tell me more about the epel repo? I didn’t find that in any nginx installation instructions – I figured the latest (or relatively new) version of nginx would be included.



Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a Fedora Special Interest Group that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL),CentOS and Scientific Linux (SL).

EPEL packages are usually based on their Fedora counterparts and will never conflict with or replace packages in the base Enterprise Linux distributions. EPEL uses much of the same infrastructure as Fedora, including buildsystem, bugzilla instance, updates manager, mirror manager and more.

You can learn more by visiting:



Hmm, I’m not sure how that will help? Nothing mentioned of nginx. http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/repoview/.


Here’s the link with details about nginx:


You could also try using the official yum repo for nginx.

Here’s the link to the details: