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From Randall Leeds <>
Subject Re: backport of couchdb
Date Sat, 04 Feb 2012 20:02:06 GMT
I haven't tried to build the debian .deb yet, but it should build from
my branch at github[1].
I used git-dpm for the packaging. It should be enough to check out
that branch and pbuild it or whatever preferred tools you use.
The Ubuntu version is uploaded to a PPA [2].

If there's interest I'll roll a binary or source .deb on a debian
chroot. Someone got to tell me which debian release I should use
though (or several?).
I'll also try to pull together a 1.2 package for the latest Ubuntu LTS
release. I guess I should probably do debian stable and testing (but
not unstable?)


On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 10:24, till <> wrote:
> I remember Randall had a launchpad repo to build CouchDB. (CC'd him, maybe
> he can weigh in how far he got)
> Launchpad is probably not a 100% compatible with Debian (since it targets
> Ubuntu distributions) but the 'basic formula' could be contributed to
> something like dotdeb?
> Anyone have thoughts?
> Till
> On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Jens Rantil <> wrote:
>> Hi again everyone,
>> I am happy to get a discussion going about this. I'd say Debian is a major
>> platform for servers. Therefor, I believe CouchDB should exist there - with
>> a reasonable modern version. Sure, you can install from source. However,
>> with CouchDB and it's replication features it should be easy to roll it out
>> to a multitude of Debian servers and kick off replication.
>> Also, previously Couchbase was hosting a (sadly, buggy) Debian package.
>> After the death of the Couchbase package[1] there is no modern Debian
>> package alternative anymore.
>> To keep this discussion going - what did you think of Jan's proposal to
>> set up a Debian maintainer mailing list? As of the initial question, shall
>> Debian stable installations be living with 0.11 for another ~6 months? I
>> guess so.
>> /J
>> -----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
>> Från: Jan Lehnardt []
>> Skickat: den 31 januari 2012 21:42
>> Till:
>> Kopia: Laszlo Boszormenyi
>> Ämne: Re: backport of couchdb
>> Hi Laszlo,
>> On Jan 31, 2012, at 21:24 , Laszlo Boszormenyi wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > First, I'm an official DD and the maintainer of CouchDB.
>> Pleased to meet you and thanks for weighing in on this discussion :)
>> >> As for the back porting, Debian doesn't directly manage any packages.
>> >> Everything has a package maintainer who may or may not be part of the
>> >> Debian staff, so it really does land on the maintainer. And I don't
>> >> see how you could back port fixes from, say, 1.x.x to 0.x.x.
>> > Let me ask an other way. Is CouchDB expected to change a lot
>> > internally?
>> I think it is. The question, I think, is how much end-users will be
>> affected by these changes (upgrade trouble, incompatibilities etc.) We are
>> doing our best to not break BC (according to and make upgrades
>> seamless and well documented.
>> > What about helping downstream with security fixes?
>> We could start a new mailing list
>> where downstream folks can subscribe and get notified about impeding
>> releases as well as security notices. Would that be a good first step?
>> What else could we do to help you downstream?
>> > When CouchDB 1.2.0 is expected to be released?
>> We are expecting to call a vote in the next few days (pending release
>> manager time). As per our process, it'll take 4-5 days after the initial
>> call for voting to get the release out (if the votes don't go through and if
>> issues are found, this process is reset).
>> Let us know if you have any other questions and thanks again for helping
>> out!
>> Cheers
>> Jan
>> --

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