I'm trying to develop a module for nginx and I'm wondering how I can compile just a module by itself. I check out this page:
but it basically says that you have to compile nginx completely to compile the module. This seems rather cumbersome, is there a way around this?
Nginx modules a all compiled in. There is no mechanism to build and load a shared library.
Fortunately, the makefile is properly configured to recompile only changed stuff. To fine tune dependencies within your module, try NGX_ADDON_DEPS.
Other way is to write you own custom makefile in your module dir. But it may be a complicated thing due to cross platform nature of nginx.