Installing NGNIX on FreeBSD/powerpc64

freebsd

As you might know, FreeBSD is also running on IBM POWER8 processor.

I just installed FreeBSD 11.0 on a VM, and installed NGINX. At this moment, FreeBSD does not have the pkg infrastructure for powerpc64, so, you need to use the ports infrastructure to install any software.

I tested it and everything I tried to build (git, zsh, vim, etc) worked fine.

This is the receipt on how to install NGINX after you install the base image:

# portsnap fetch
# portsnap update
# cd /usr/ports/www/ngninx
# make install clean

After that, NGINX will be installed on your system, and you could enable it adding the following line to /etc/rc.conf:

nginx_enable="YES"

 

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