We0 We0 - 2 years ago 380
PHP Question

1 FastCGI sent in stderr: "Primary script unknown"

My first time using Nginx, but I am more than familiar with Apache and Linux. I am using an existing project and when ever I am trying to see the index.php I get a 404 File not found.

Here is the access.log entry:

2013/06/19 16:23:23 [error] 2216#0: *1 FastCGI sent in stderr: "Primary script unknown" while reading response header from upstream, client:, server: localhost, request: "GET /index.php HTTP/1.1", upstream: "fastcgi://", host: "www.ordercloud.lh"

And here is the sites-available file:

server {
# Listening on port 80 without an IP address is only recommended if you are not running multiple v-hosts
listen 80;
# Bind to the public IP bound to your domain
# Specify this vhost's domain name
server_name www.ordercloud.lh;
root /home/willem/git/console/frontend/www;
index index.php index.html index.htm;

# Specify log locations for current site
access_log /var/log/access.log;
error_log /var/log/error.log warn;

# Typically I create a restrictions.conf file that I then include across all of my vhosts
#include conf.d/restrictions.conf;
# I've included the content of my restrictions.conf in-line for this example

# BEGIN restrictions.conf
# Disable logging for favicon
location = /favicon.ico {
log_not_found off;
access_log off;

# Disable logging for robots.txt
location = /robots.txt {
allow all;
log_not_found off;
access_log off;

# Deny all attempts to access hidden files such as .htaccess, .htpasswd, .DS_Store (Mac).
location ~ /\. {
deny all;
access_log off;
log_not_found off;
# END restrictions.conf

# Typically I create a yiiframework.conf file that I then include across all of my yii vhosts
#include conf.d/yiiframework.conf;
# I've included the content of my yiiframework.conf in-line for this example

# BEGIN yiiframework.conf
# Block access to protected, framework, and nbproject (artifact from Netbeans)
location ~ /(protected|framework|nbproject) {
deny all;
access_log off;
log_not_found off;

# Block access to theme-folder views directories
location ~ /themes/\w+/views {
deny all;
access_log off;
log_not_found off;

# Attempt the uri, uri+/, then fall back to yii's index.php with args included
# Note: old examples use IF statements, which nginx considers evil, this approach is more widely supported
location / {
try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;
# END yiiframework.conf

# Tell browser to cache image files for 24 hours, do not log missing images
# I typically keep this after the yii rules, so that there is no conflict with content served by Yii
location ~* \.(js|css|png|jpg|jpeg|gif|ico)$ {
expires 24h;
log_not_found off;

# Block for processing PHP files
# Specifically matches URIs ending in .php
location ~ \.php$ {
try_files $uri =404;
fastcgi_intercept_errors on;
# Fix for server variables that behave differently under nginx/php-fpm than typically expected
#fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
# Include the standard fastcgi_params file included with nginx
include fastcgi_params;
#fastcgi_param PATH_INFO $fastcgi_path_info;
#fastcgi_index index.php;
# Override the SCRIPT_FILENAME variable set by fastcgi_params
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
# Pass to upstream PHP-FPM; This must match whatever you name your upstream connection


is owned by www-data:www-data (my web user running php etc) and I have given it 777 permissions out of frustration...

Can anybody advise?

We0 We0
Answer Source

Ok, so 3 things I found after a day of struggling

  1. For some reason I had already something running on port 9000 so I changed to 9001
  2. My default site was intercepting my new one, once again I don't under stand why since it shouldn't, but I just unlinked it
  3. Nginx doesn't automatically do the sym link for sites-available to site-enabled.

Hope this saves someone some trouble!

Here is a more detailed link in server fault: https://serverfault.com/questions/517190/nginx-1-fastcgi-sent-in-stderr-primary-script-unknown/517207#517207

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