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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "Installing_on_Ubuntu" by MaxOgden
Date Fri, 29 Jul 2011 18:13:47 GMT
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The "Installing_on_Ubuntu" page has been changed by MaxOgden:

adding build-couchdb instructions

  == Batteries Included ==
  Newer versions of Ubuntu have CouchDB  included in their respective software repositories.
 You can install CouchDB with the '''Synaptic GUI''', or from the command line with the '''apt-get'''
or '''aptitude''' utilities, which ever you prefer.  However, to get the newest version of
CouchDB you may have to install from source, or other package repositories that have newer
pre-built CouchDB packages.
- '''Example 1:'''
+ As of July 2011 modern package repositories only have CouchDB v1.0.x and not v1.1, which
is highly recommend over 1.0.x. To install 1.1 please see the build-couchdb section below.
  sudo aptitude install couchdb
@@ -21, +21 @@

  sudo dpkg --configure couchdb
- == Using the Ubuntu installer ==
- The easiest way to install the newest versions of CouchDB is using the ubuntu installer
located at:
- It comes with all the libraries that CouchDB needs so there are no additional packages to
  == Installing From Source ==
+ === Easiest: using build-couchdb ===
+ There is a project called [[|build-couchdb]] that
automates and simplifies the building of CouchDB and it's dependencies. If you want to build
the newest version of Couch with the least amount of pain this is probably your best bet.
See the [[|project Readme]] for instructions.
+ === Advanced: manual building ===
  This is a basic outline of the steps required to build CouchDB from source on Ubuntu.  Like
many things, there are multiple ways to achieve the same task. With that in mind, these steps
may or may not be the best method for you (Example #2 below uses a javascript engine that
is installed from source, which may be preffered for minimal Ubuntu systems).
   * Install first set of dependencies: {{{sudo apt-get build-dep couchdb}}}

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