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From "Noah Slater (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (COUCHDB-538) Erlang crashing when log file cannot be written
Date Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:36:00 GMT


Noah Slater commented on COUCHDB-538:

The directories are created as part of the "make install" command. Make sure you are running
it as root, or installing into a user directory.

> Erlang crashing when log file cannot be written
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-538
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Infrastructure
>    Affects Versions: 0.10
>         Environment: Linux Ubuntu 32bit and 64bit
>            Reporter: Simon Eisenmann
>            Priority: Minor
> When couchdb cannot write to its log file erlang just crashes without any hint what is
going wrong. This happens for instance if the log file directory path does not exists.
> In some older releases (0.9) it seemed to have created the missing directories automatically
(if permissions are ok). 0.10 does not even try to create the directories. The log path needs
to exist.
> At least a proper error message should be added to make clear that there is a problem
writing the log file.

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