Install the latest version of Nginx on CentOS 6 and CentOS 7 using Yum
I noticed that on my CentOS 6 box, I was still running nginx 1.0.15. I wanted to upgrade to nginx 1.10.1. However, when I ran
sudo yum update nginx, it showed that there were no Packages marked for Update.
Luckily, getting the latest version through Yum is straight-forward and only requires adding a new repo. First, create a new file,
nginx.repo, in the yum repo directory.
$ vim /etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo
Next, give it the following contents:
[nginx] name=nginx repo baseurl=http://nginx.org/packages/centos/$releasever/$basearch/ gpgcheck=0 enabled=1
Save the file, then shut down the nginx service (unnecessary if nginx wasn’t on the system previously)
$ sudo service nginx stop
Now, run the yum update command again (or install if nginx wasn’t on the system previously)
$ sudo yum update nginx
It should now let you update to the latest version! As soon as you install the new version, start nginx back up.
$ sudo service nginx start