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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "Installing_on_Ubuntu" by TimK
Date Tue, 18 Oct 2011 14:34:28 GMT
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The "Installing_on_Ubuntu" page has been changed by TimK:

  == 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.
+ CouchDB comes [[Install_bundled_version_.28as_of_Oneiric_still_1.0.1.29|bundled]] with Ubuntu
(since Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx). However, even in 11.10 (Oneiric) this is still version 1.0.
It is recommended to get version 1.1 of CouchDB via a [[Install_1.1_from_PPA|PPA]] or [[Easiest:_using_build-couchdb|from
- 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.
+ === Install 1.1 from PPA ===
+ The easiest way to install CouchDB 1.1 is to use Eric Drechsels PPA.
+ Add Eric Drechsels PPA:
+ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ericdrex/couchdb
+ }}}
+ ~-note: if you don't have the add-apt-repository tool run `sudo apt-get install python-software-properties`-~
+ Update your package index:
+ {{{
+ sudo apt-get update
+ }}}
+ Install CouchDB 1.1:
+ {{{
- sudo aptitude install couchdb
+ sudo apt-get install couchdb
+ CouchDB should now be running on
+ You can bind to another interface/port by changing the settings in `/etc/couchdb/local.ini`.
Don't forget to `sudo service couchdb stop && sudo service couchdb start` if you alter
the interface configuration.
+ === Install bundled version (as of Oneiric still 1.0.1) ===
+ {{{
+ sudo apt-get install couchdb
+ }}}
- === Troubleshooting ===
+ ==== Troubleshooting ====
- If the aptitude/apt-get installation gives an error message then couchdb might not have
access to its pid file.
+ If the apt-get/aptitude installation gives an error message then couchdb might not have
access to its pid file.

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