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From Filippo Fadda <>
Subject Re: [REVIEW] Docs update
Date Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:04:44 GMT

I don't know much about Homebrew, but it seems to me that you don't need all the steps described
to install CouchDB from brew.
Someone should also revise the Homebrew section.

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. 


On Aug 9, 2013, at 11:10 AM, Alexander Shorin wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Dave Cottlehuber <> wrote:
>>> I agree, dmg is the first choice for everyone, but if CouchDB is available through
MacPorts, Fink, Homebrew or even Rudix who do not mention them?
>> +1. Let's make it as easy as pie to get on the couch.
>> Filippo, would you like to send in a patch to update these?
>> and how-to
>> is here
>> should cover how to do this.
> Better to send it against:
> There is special article about Mac installation, so it would be easy
> to concentrate on the problem to provide better content.
> Also, while you're reading docs at my local mirror, you may hit "Edit
> on GitHub" button to quick send PR with fixes.
> Hope to finish some few base things till 1.4 votes (thanks for Dirkjan
> vacations, it's not too late for docs updates, right?) before merge
> it.
> --
> ,,,^..^,,,

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