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Trouble Integrating Moodle on Nginx

Posted by gil.yoder 
Trouble Integrating Moodle on Nginx
March 19, 2017 03:00PM
I am trying to install Moodle under Nginx but I have run into a snag that's
preventing me from completing the install.

I have NginX working under Ubuntu 16.04. PHP is installed at least well
enough to run info.php from the root directory. The Moodle browser install
works correctly up until the point that it tries to configure the main
administrator account. Chrome developer tools shows that a lot of errors are
occurring when the page loads. All of the errors are for resources that are
requested through PHP pages.

I think the problem may have to do with how I have fast_cgi set up, but I
don't know what exactly is wrong. When I run nginx -T I get the following
output at the bottom of this note. Can anyone see a problem with the setting
that would explain my problem?

Gil Yoder

nginx: the configuration file /usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf syntax is ok
nginx: configuration file /usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf test is
# configuration file /usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf:
worker_processes 1;

events {
worker_connections 1024;

http {
include mime.types;
default_type application/octet-stream;

sendfile on;

keepalive_timeout 65;

include /usr/local/nginx/conf/sites_enabled/*.conf;

rtmp {
server {
listen 1935;
chunk_size 4096;

application live {
live on;
record off;
exec ffmpeg -i rtmp://localhost/live/$name -threads 1
-c:v libx264 -profile:v baseline -b:v 350K -s 640x360 -f flv -c:a aac -ac 1
-strict -2 -b:a 56k rtmp://localhost/live360p/$name;
application live360p {
live on;
record off;

# configuration file /usr/local/nginx/conf/mime.types:

types {
text/html html htm shtml;
text/css css;
text/xml xml;
image/gif gif;
image/jpeg jpeg jpg;
application/javascript js;
application/atom+xml atom;
application/rss+xml rss;

text/mathml mml;
text/plain txt;
text/vnd.sun.j2me.app-descriptor jad;
text/vnd.wap.wml wml;
text/x-component htc;

image/png png;
image/tiff tif tiff;
image/vnd.wap.wbmp wbmp;
image/x-icon ico;
image/x-jng jng;
image/x-ms-bmp bmp;
image/svg+xml svg svgz;
image/webp webp;

application/font-woff woff;
application/java-archive jar war ear;
application/json json;
application/mac-binhex40 hqx;
application/msword doc;
application/pdf pdf;
application/postscript ps eps ai;
application/rtf rtf;
application/vnd.apple.mpegurl m3u8;
application/vnd.ms-excel xls;
application/vnd.ms-fontobject eot;
application/vnd.ms-powerpoint ppt;
application/vnd.wap.wmlc wmlc;
application/vnd.google-earth.kml+xml kml;
application/vnd.google-earth.kmz kmz;
application/x-7z-compressed 7z;
application/x-cocoa cco;
application/x-java-archive-diff jardiff;
application/x-java-jnlp-file jnlp;
application/x-makeself run;
application/x-perl pl pm;
application/x-pilot prc pdb;
application/x-rar-compressed rar;
application/x-redhat-package-manager rpm;
application/x-sea sea;
application/x-shockwave-flash swf;
application/x-stuffit sit;
application/x-tcl tcl tk;
application/x-x509-ca-cert der pem crt;
application/x-xpinstall xpi;
application/xhtml+xml xhtml;
application/xspf+xml xspf;
application/zip zip;

application/octet-stream bin exe dll;
application/octet-stream deb;
application/octet-stream dmg;
application/octet-stream iso img;
application/octet-stream msi msp msm;



audio/midi mid midi kar;
audio/mpeg mp3;
audio/ogg ogg;
audio/x-m4a m4a;
audio/x-realaudio ra;

video/3gpp 3gpp 3gp;
video/mp2t ts;
video/mp4 mp4;
video/mpeg mpeg mpg;
video/quicktime mov;
video/webm webm;
video/x-flv flv;
video/x-m4v m4v;
video/x-mng mng;
video/x-ms-asf asx asf;
video/x-ms-wmv wmv;
video/x-msvideo avi;

# configuration file /usr/local/nginx/conf/sites_enabled/default.conf:
server {
listen 80;

root /var/www/html;
index index.php index.html index.html;

location / {
try_files $uri $uri/ =404;

error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
location = /50x.html {
root html;

location ~ \.php$ {
include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;

location ~ /\.ht {
deny all;

# configuration file /usr/local/nginx/conf/snippets/fastcgi-php.conf:
# regex to split $uri to $fastcgi_script_name and $fastcgi_path
fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;

# Check that the PHP script exists before passing it
try_files $fastcgi_script_name =404;

# Bypass the fact that try_files resets $fastcgi_path_info
# see: http://trac.nginx.org/nginx/ticket/321
set $path_info $fastcgi_path_info;
fastcgi_param PATH_INFO $path_info;

fastcgi_index index.php;
include fastcgi.conf;

# configuration file /usr/local/nginx/conf/fastcgi.conf:

fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
fastcgi_param QUERY_STRING $query_string;
fastcgi_param REQUEST_METHOD $request_method;
fastcgi_param CONTENT_TYPE $content_type;
fastcgi_param CONTENT_LENGTH $content_length;

fastcgi_param SCRIPT_NAME $fastcgi_script_name;
fastcgi_param REQUEST_URI $request_uri;
fastcgi_param DOCUMENT_URI $document_uri;
fastcgi_param DOCUMENT_ROOT $document_root;
fastcgi_param SERVER_PROTOCOL $server_protocol;
fastcgi_param REQUEST_SCHEME $scheme;
fastcgi_param HTTPS $https if_not_empty;

fastcgi_param GATEWAY_INTERFACE CGI/1.1;
fastcgi_param SERVER_SOFTWARE nginx/$nginx_version;

fastcgi_param REMOTE_ADDR $remote_addr;
fastcgi_param REMOTE_PORT $remote_port;
fastcgi_param SERVER_ADDR $server_addr;
fastcgi_param SERVER_PORT $server_port;
fastcgi_param SERVER_NAME $server_name;

# PHP only, required if PHP was built with --enable-force-cgi-redirect
fastcgi_param REDIRECT_STATUS 200;

Posted at Nginx Forum: https://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,273026,273026#msg-273026

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Re: Trouble Integrating Moodle on Nginx
March 20, 2017 01:50AM
I was able to work this out by reviewing some of the instructions I was
using to build out this server. I found a configuration line that I had
missed for splitting the PHP url and rewriting it to to a standard query
format. Once that was done and Nginx was reloaded Moodle was able to
complete the Admin configuration correctly and everything worked fine.


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