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From till <>
Subject Re: CouchDB packaging for Ubuntu
Date Sun, 10 Jun 2012 18:46:54 GMT

[ CC'd user@ to get more feedback. ]

I made some progress.

I have builds for the following more or less ready:  

 * karmic
 * lucid
 * maverick
 * oneiric
 * natty
 * precise

It's building and I am trying to refine the process a bit. So it might break in between [aka
WIP]. I'm just adding this as a disclaimer.

Would you mind testing my builds? :) So far, I only tested lucid briefly (and ran into the
xulrunner issue, which I think I have auto-fixed now). Besides I just started it up, created
a DB and entered some docs into it.

(Also, @Jan:)  

I'm trying to figure out how to setup more automated testing. "make check" always requires
the source tree to be present, I'd like "make check" against my installed binaries. I saw
the "verify installation" in Futon – something like that for the command line so I can iterate
on these builds and trigger a "test this" in a continuous integration setup. Building is part
of it, but since building a binary and installing it are two separate steps I want to ensure
that the second step also works. I am still trying to wrap my head around a setup where I
can maybe knife up a few instances in THE CLOUD, install my package, run its test-suite and


On Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11:13 PM, CGS wrote:

> Hi,
> I have CouchDB 1.2.0 with Erlang R15B01 on Ubuntu 12.10 up and running.
> Unfortunately, I've never built a deb package, so, I cannot provide such a
> package. Nevertheless, if you have any problem in building it, just let me
> know and I will try to help.
> About the mailing list, I suppose adding the CouchDB users (to get an idea
> which is the desired Ubuntu distro) and/or Debian (you may get support in
> testing and debugging) lists wouldn't be such a bad idea, but it's your
> call here.
> On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 9:15 PM, till < (>
> > Hey,
> >  
> > I've been scratching my own itch and started building 1.2.0 for a couple
> > Ubuntu distributions.
> >  
> > It's a WIP but I was wondering the following:
> >  
> > 1) It builds – but does it work? Is the best bet to run the test suite in
> > futon, or is there something I could run on the command line when the
> > package is installed? I'd prefer the command line to include it in some
> > sort of continuous testing without a browser.
> >  
> > 2) Who'd have some interest in testing this?
> >  
> > 3) Which distributions are wanted – I started with karmic and lucid and
> > had planned to build all the way up to 12.10.
> >  
> > 4) Is there a mailing list to discuss this, or is dev@ fine?
> >  
> > Till  

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