user337620 user337620 - 6 months ago 43
CSS Question

Nginx fails to load css files

I've recently decided to switch from Apache2 to Nginx. I installed Nginx on my CentOS server and setup a basic configuration.
When I tried to load my site in browser (FF/Chrome) I noticed that css file is not loaded. I checked the error console and saw this message:

Error: The stylesheet http://example.com/style.css was not loaded because its MIME type, "text/html", is not "text/css".


I checked Nginx configuration and everything seems to be fine:

http {
include /etc/nginx/mime.types;
..........
}


The mime type for css files is correctly set in /etc/nginx/mime.types.

text/css css;


Everything seems to be well configured but my css files are still not loaded. I have no explanation.

Another thing worth mentioning. Initially I installed Nginx using epel repositories and i got an old version: 0.8... It appeared to me that my problem was a bug in that version so I uninstalled 0.8 version, added nginx repository to yum and then installed latest version: 1.0.14. I thought the new version will solve my problem, but unfortunately it didn't so I am running out of ideas.

I appreciate any help.

Configuration files:

/etc/nginx/nginx.conf

user nginx;
worker_processes 1;

error_log /var/log/nginx/error.log warn;
pid /var/run/nginx.pid;


events {
worker_connections 1024;
}


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

log_format main '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] "$request" '
'$status $body_bytes_sent "$http_referer" '
'"$http_user_agent" "$http_x_forwarded_for"';

access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log main;

sendfile on;
#tcp_nopush on;

keepalive_timeout 65;

#gzip on;

include /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;
}


/etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf

server {
listen 80;
server_name localhost;

#charset koi8-r;
#access_log /var/log/nginx/log/host.access.log main;

location / {
root /usr/share/nginx/html;
index index.html index.htm index.php;
fastcgi_pass 127.0.0.1:9000;
fastcgi_index index.php;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME /usr/share/nginx/html$fastcgi_script_name;
include fastcgi_params;
}

#error_page 404 /404.html;

# redirect server error pages to the static page /50x.html
#
error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
location = /50x.html {
root /usr/share/nginx/html;
}

# proxy the PHP scripts to Apache listening on 127.0.0.1:80
#
#location ~ \.php$ {
# proxy_pass http://127.0.0.1;
#}

# pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on 127.0.0.1:9000
#
#location ~ \.php$ {
# root html;
# fastcgi_pass 127.0.0.1:9000;
# fastcgi_index index.php;
# fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME /scripts$fastcgi_script_name;
# include fastcgi_params;
#}

# deny access to .htaccess files, if Apache's document root
# concurs with nginx's one
#
#location ~ /\.ht {
# deny all;
#}
}


/etc/nginx/mime.types

types {
text/html html htm shtml;
text/css css;
text/xml xml;
image/gif gif;
image/jpeg jpeg jpg;
application/x-javascript js;
application/atom+xml atom;
application/rss+xml rss;
..........................................
other types here
..........................................
}

Answer

I found an workaround on the web. I added to /etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf the following:

location ~ \.css {
    add_header  Content-Type    text/css;
}
location ~ \.js {
    add_header  Content-Type    application/x-javascript;
}

The problem now is that a request to my css file isn't redirected well, as if root is not correctly set. In error.log I see

2012/04/11 14:01:23 [error] 7260#0: *2 open() "/etc/nginx//html/style.css"

So as a second workaround I added the root to each defined location. Now it works, but seems a little redundant. Isn't root inherited from / location ?

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