I made a HAProxy build with Debian-style config file because some of the haproxy.cfg files on my servers became really big.
HAProxy has an option to include multiple config files as a command line arguent, like this: haproxy -f haproxy.cfg -f haproxy2.cfg -f…etc.

HAProxy /etc directory tree

So, the algoritm is like:

  1. Read /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg (The global settings)
  2. Read /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg.d/http/http.cfg (Global settings for HTTP)
  3. Read /etc/haproxy/haproxy/cfg.d/http/frontend-* (HTTP frontends)
  4. Read /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg.d/http/backend-* (HTTP backends)
  5. Read /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg.d/tcp/tcp.cfg (Global settings for TCP)
    … and the same as for HTTP


  • PPA:
    I have some problems with Quilt and debuild but dpkg-buildpackage runs?
  • Systemd script.