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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "Installing on FreeBSD" by MarcVanWoerkom
Date Wed, 13 May 2009 00:46:17 GMT
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The following page has been changed by MarcVanWoerkom:
http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Installing_on_FreeBSD

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  {{{
  {"couchdb":"Welcome","version":"0.9.0a-incubating"}
  }}}
- Then you should try "http://localhost:5984/_utils/" to see the "futon" web inteface,
+ Then you should try "http://localhost:5984/_utils/" to see the "futon" web interface,
  
  I tried creating a database "db1" there and got an error. The solution was to
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  and yes, this does not really feel FreeBSD style. And indeed "/usr/local/var/couchdb" might
be more appropriate too. :-)
  
- Anyway, after this futon did report OK and I found a /var/lib/couchdb/db1.couch data file.
+ Anyway, after this futon did report OK and I found a "/var/lib/couchdb/db1.couch" data file.
  
  This should be enough to start hacking couchdb. 
  
+ What next?
+ 
- To improve the port I would start having a look at the Apache Tomcat port, as far as I remember
it honored the FreeBSD conventions and might give some hints on how to change the "/usr/local/etc/rc.d/couchdb"
script to make it a compliant daemon user.
+ To improve the port I would start having a look at the Apache Tomcat port, as far as I remember
it honored the FreeBSD conventions and might give some hints on how to change the "/usr/local/etc/rc.d/couchdb"
script to make it a compliant daemon user. And it should be enhanced for the rc.conf mechanism
("couchdb_enable=YES|NO"). 
  
  -- MarcVanWoerkom [[DateTime(2009-05-13T00:30:19Z)]]
  

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