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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: New configuration mechanism (Was: Re: svn commit: r767164 - in /couchdb/trunk: bin/ etc/couchdb/ etc/couchdb/default.d/ etc/couchdb/ etc/couchdb/local.d/)
Date Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:20:10 GMT
I'm not yet a Debian anything (other than a user and a fan). :)

I intend to package couchdb-lucene for Debian 5.0 as soon as 0.3 is
done, which is a few weeks off.

Once I have a sensible package, I'll investigate getting into the main
Debian archive.


On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 4:56 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 04:49:36PM +0100, Robert Newson wrote:
>> That looks like exactly what I need when I package couchdb-lucene. I'd
>> include /etc/couchdb/default.d/couchdb-lucene.ini as a config file,
>> and that would hook couchdb-lucene up neatly. Remove the package and
>> it'll remove the config, nice and clean.
> Great.
>> I assume that later configuration settings override former ones?
> Yes.
>> I'd like to guarantee that couchdb-lucene's os_process_timeout is applied. I
>> suggest using numeric prefixes in the .ini files you supply in the core
>> couchdb package (assuming, actually, that /etc/couchdb/default.d/ would not be
>> empty by default), much like the rc.d and network hook scripts work
>> (01couchdb.ini, for example).
> The default.d and local.d directories will be empty by default.
> How the files are named is up to the local administrator or distribution.
> As your a Debian contributer, we can work together on the nascent collection of
> CouchDB related packages to make sure that any additional configuration files
> are named coherently and work together without conflicts.
> --
> Noah Slater,

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