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Custom nginx error template


I’ve tried telling nginx to use a custom template on 500 errors, but so far it continues to use the default:

I’ve defined this rule via a Trellis nginx-includes:


# {{ ansible_managed }}

# Display custom server error template.
error_page 500 502 503 504 /custom_50x.html;
location = /custom_50x.html {
    root /usr/share/nginx/html;

location /testing {
    fastcgi_pass unix:/does/not/exist;

The location /testing works (ignore the text, I just copied a default nginx template).

Screenshot 2020-09-06 at 12.09.44

However I use this url as my test to trigger an error 500 (because I have no sitemap). No use of the custom template.

Screenshot 2020-09-06 at 12.11.25

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Still trying to figure this one out.

When I add item to: /trellis/nginx-includes/all/ such as my error-templates.conf.j2. Where does the contents of this end up on the server? Can’t find it in /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/ so far, but considering the /testing method worked, it must be somewhere.

I am re-provisioning after any change to the error-templates.conf.j2 too.