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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "Installing_on_FreeBSD" by IvanVoras
Date Thu, 15 Oct 2009 20:54:06 GMT
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The "Installing_on_FreeBSD" page has been changed by IvanVoras:

  make install clean
- This installed CouchDB 0.9.0 from the ports collection.
+ This will install CouchDB 0.9.0 from the ports collection. 
  == Post install ==
- We then need to setup a couchdb user:
+ In case the install script fails to install a noninteractive user "couchdb" to be used for
the database, the user needs to be created manually:
  I used the {{{pw}}} command to add a user "couchdb" in group "couchdb":
@@ -33, +33 @@

  On FreeBSD, you use the following to start CouchDB:
- shell# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/couchdb
+ shell# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/couchdb start
- This script provides the options start, stop, status, rcvar etc..
+ This script responds to the arguments start, stop, status, rcvar etc..
+ The following options for {{{/etc/rc.conf}}} or {{{/etc/rc.conf.local}}} are supported by
the start script:
- There's currently no start script included in the port, but a work in progress of the maintainer
can be downloaded from [[|github]].
- This start script currently supports the following options for {{{/etc/rc.conf}}} or {{{/etc/rc.conf.local}}}:
@@ -54, +52 @@

+ Administrators should use default.ini as reference and only modify the local.ini file.
  The logfile is configured to be written to 
- For this to work I used a 
+ In case the port does not set up correct permissions on the database directory, a command
analogous to the following should be used:
  shell# chown couchdb:couchdb /var/log/couchdb

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