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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "Troubleshooting" by NoahSlater
Date Wed, 26 Mar 2008 20:56:27 GMT
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Copied from original CouchDB wiki

New page:
A step by step troubleshooting guide for CouchDB.

== Updated Source ==

Have you built CouchDB from the Subversion repository? Did you do a ''svn up'' that seemed
to break everything?

After every update you must run the following command:

./bootstrap -C

If you still have problems building try the next troubleshooting tip.

== First Run ==

Having problems getting CouchDB to run for the first time?

Follow this simple procedure and report back to mailing list (or IRC) with the output of each

  1. Note down the name of your operating system and your processor architecture.
  2. Note down the installed versions of CouchDB's dependancies
  3. Checkout a fresh version from Subversion

svn checkout couchdb

  4. Bootstrap from the couchdb directory

./bootstrap -C

  5. Build into a temporary directory

./configure --prefix=/tmp/couchdb && make && make install

  6. Run the ''couchdb'' command and log the output


  7. Use your system's kernel trace tool and log the output of the above command

    1. Linux systems should use strace

strace /tmp/couchdb/bin/couchdb 2> strace.out

    2. Please add documentation for ''your'' system...

  8. Report back to the mailing list (or IRC) with the output from each step.

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