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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: CouchDB failing to open socket 5984 ?
Date Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:44:58 GMT

On 16 Sep 2009, at 14:21, Adam Kocoloski wrote:

> On Sep 16, 2009, at 4:00 AM, Brian Candler wrote:
>
>> Does this make any sense to you? It looks like it's reading  
>> couch.beam from
>> couch-0.11.0a815641 (correct), but couch.app from  
>> couch-0.9.0a767213 (?!).
>
> Bingo, there's the problem.  It looks like Erlang's code loader  
> wasn't prepared for double-digit minor versions, and it considers  
> 0.9.* as newer than 0.1* (including 0.10 and 0.11).
>
> This may be a serious problem for the 0.10 release, as anyone who  
> upgrades from 0.9.x to 0.10.0 using the same install prefix may end  
> up with a crash.  Thanks again,

We had this popping up on IRC today, again. I agree this is serious.  
Is there anything we can do on install time that checks for older  
versions?

Cheers
Jan
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