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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "Installing on RHEL5" by MartinCzura
Date Sat, 01 Nov 2008 23:21:48 GMT
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Installing on RHEL5 x86_64

1. Install prerequisites. You will need EPEL for js and erlang.

yum install ncurses-devel openssl-devel icu libicu-devel js js-devel curl-devel erlang

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

3. Edit config file to suit

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

4. 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

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

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