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From Robert Kowalski <>
Subject Re: Building a 2.0 tarball
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:49:03 GMT
After running `make dist` you will get a couchdb folder in `/rel/`. It
contains an Erlang release, if I ran `make dist` on the project root I
can boot couch with:


I hope that helps,

On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 9:10 PM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I’m looking at how we want to produce a tarball for the upcoming 2.0 release.
> Since we ditched most of our Autotools infrastructure, we are at step #1 for building
a release tarball.
> I have a bit of a Makefile target that copies everything from a git checkout into a sub-directory:
> # creates a source tarball
> release:
>        # make release dir
>        rm -rf release
>        mkdir release
>        # copy sources over
>        cp -r src release/
>        # copy utility files over
>        cp -r rel/overlay/etc rel/overlay/bin support release/
>        cp rebar.config.script config.erl release/
> To test if it works, I want to start CouchDB, but I can’t for the life of me find the
right incarnation to get this started. Both looking at dev/run and bin/couchdb for clues didn’t
quite help (and note, I wrote the original `bin/couchdb`).
> Does anyone have any pointers? Am I missing any resources in that `release` directory
to make it work?
> The idea is to have a tarball that is similar for what we have in 1.x, something that
has its own Makefile to build and install a CouchDB installation from source. This is without
thinking about convenience binary builds that we could also offer (like the Mac OS X one today).
> Thanks for your help!
> Jan
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