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From "Paul Joseph Davis (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (COUCHDB-1042) make libcurl a soft (optional) dependency
Date Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:48:05 GMT


Paul Joseph Davis resolved COUCHDB-1042.

    Resolution: Fixed

Randall's patch applied in 1086934

> make libcurl a soft (optional) dependency
> -----------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1042
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Build System
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.1
>            Reporter: Randall Leeds
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.2, 2.0
>         Attachments: 0001-make-cURL-an-optional-dependency.patch, 0001-no-lcurl-if-no-curl-support.patch,
curl_as_soft_dep.patch, curl_as_soft_dep_v2.patch
> CouchDB currently uses libcurl only in couchjs to expose HTTP client functions to the
JavaScript environment. This functionality is used by the JavaScript unit tests. For idempotent
views it is discouraged to perform I/O in a view function. Therefore, I propose that libcurl
be made an optional dependency, automatically detected at build time, and a flag added to
couchjs so it can be explicitly enabled in the unit tests (but disabled, by default, for the
query server).

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