Building nginx on the Win32 platform with Visual C


To build nginx on the Microsoft Win32® platform you need:

Build steps

Ensure that paths to Perl, Mercurial and MSYS bin directories are added to PATH environment variable before you start build. To set Visual C environment run vcvarsall.bat script from Visual C directory.

To build nginx:

  • Start MSYS bash.

  • Check out nginx sources from the repository. For example:

hg clone
  • Create a build and lib directories, and unpack zlib, PCRE and OpenSSL libraries sources into lib directory:
mkdir objs
mkdir objs/lib
cd objs/lib
tar -xzf ../../pcre-8.44.tar.gz
tar -xzf ../../zlib-1.2.11.tar.gz
tar -xzf ../../openssl-1.1.1g.tar.gz
  • Run configure script:
auto/configure \
    --with-cc=cl \
    --with-debug \
    --prefix= \
    --conf-path=conf/nginx.conf \
    --pid-path=logs/ \
    --http-log-path=logs/access.log \
    --error-log-path=logs/error.log \
    --sbin-path=nginx.exe \
    --http-client-body-temp-path=temp/client_body_temp \
    --http-proxy-temp-path=temp/proxy_temp \
    --http-fastcgi-temp-path=temp/fastcgi_temp \
    --http-scgi-temp-path=temp/scgi_temp \
    --http-uwsgi-temp-path=temp/uwsgi_temp \
    --with-cc-opt=-DFD_SETSIZE=1024 \
    --with-pcre=objs/lib/pcre-8.44 \
    --with-zlib=objs/lib/zlib-1.2.11 \
    --with-openssl=objs/lib/openssl-1.1.1g \
    --with-openssl-opt=no-asm \
  • Run make:

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