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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [REVIEW] Docs update
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:39:38 GMT
Octavian, what do you think about:

 https://github.com/iriscouch/build-couchdb


On 13 August 2013 09:58, Octavian Damiean <odamiean@linux.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Filippo Fadda <
> filippo.fadda@programmazione.it> wrote:
>
> > Actually the Installation of "Unix-like systems" is full of "you are
> > driving me crazy" things.
> > I didn't try, but I'm pretty sure to install on RedHat, CentOS, Fedora
> you
> > just need "yum install couchdb" like "apt-get install couchdb" on Debian
> > style distro like Ubuntu. Let's apply the KIS principle, even to the
> > documentation.
> >
> > It's OK having a detailed section that list all the dependencies but
> > that's something, probably, used only by developers or people having
> > troubles on their systems. So, also the UNIX section should be revised
> with
> > the minimum required steps to install CouchDB on the various distro.
> > All the Unix stuff should be moved to "Install from source" section,
> where
> > find all the dependencies you need to compile CouchDB, tips and tricks,
> etc.
>
>
> It's really not that simple. For the bleeding edge distros a package
> manager solution might be enough, as they might have CouchDB in a
> relatively new version in their repository but most don't.
>
> Here is the current CouchDB version situation in different distros and
> versions of that distro.
>
> Arch Linux: 1.4.0
> Debian Wheezy (stable): 1.2.0
> Debian Jessie (testing): 1.2.0
> Debian Sid (unstable): 1.2.0
> Fedora 18: 1.2.1
> Fedora 19: 1.2.2
> Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin: 1.0.1
> Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal: 1.2.0
> Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail: 1.2.0
> Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander (still in development, might change): 1.2.0
>
> So the overall picture doesn't look that good to me. None of those
> distributions provide an up-to-date stable version of CouchDB, only Arch
> Linux provides a bleeding edge version which is better than nothing but
> still not really satisfying in my opinion.
>
> The build from source procedures are required and we should probably try to
> create a build tool like the Mozilla guys have for Firefox. I'm talking
> about "mach" if anyone is wondering. That tools makes it really easy to
> build from source using one command.
>
> Just my 2cents on the Linux part as that's pretty much my area of
> expertise.
>
> Cheers,
> --
> Octavian Damiean
>
> GitHub: https://github.com/mainerror
>



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