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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "InstallingOnRhel5" by sho
Date Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:31:28 GMT
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Installing on RHEL5 x86_64

1. Install prerequisites. You may or may not need EPEL/RPMFORGE

{{{yum install ncurses-devel openssl-devel icu libicu-devel js js-devel}}}

2. Install erlang
tar xzvf otp_src_R12B-2.tar.gz
cd otp_src_R12B-2
./configure && make && sudo make install
cd ..

3. Install couchdb
svn checkout couchdb
cd couchdb
./configure && make && make install

4. Edit config file to suit

{{{vi /usr/local/etc/couchdb/couch.ini}}}

5. Create users, chown directories
adduser -r -d /usr/local/var/lib/couchdb couchdb
chown -R couchdb /usr/local/var/lib/couchdb
chown -R couchdb /usr/local/var/log/couchdb

6. Launch! In console:
{{{sudo -u couchdb couchdb}}}
or as daemon:
{{{sudo /usr/local/etc/rc.d/couchdb start}}}

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