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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1001283 - in /couchdb/trunk/etc/couchdb:
Date Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:49:46 GMT

On 28 Sep 2010, at 08:10, Benoit Chesneau wrote:

> About /var/run vs /var/lib, that just sometimes you gave different
> privileges on this folders, giving the possibility to read one or not.
> This is not only a question of giving a "state". I'm actually thinking
> that we may want to have this info in /tmp path  where we save
> generally such info. Dbus does this, mysql does this for the socket
> (by default) ...  /tmp is available for everyone. While /var/run  is
> working for root apps, it doesn't for apps launched per users.

When you install CouchDB, you should configure the /var/run/couchdb directory to be world
readable and group/user writable. This keeps it secure, while allowing process to read from
it. I believe this is documented in the README. I don't think the location of world writable
sockets is related.
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