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From Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: I can’t relax. I broke my couch upgrading dependencies. What might this error mean?
Date Thu, 06 Aug 2009 15:39:25 GMT
On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 3:30 AM, Oliver Boermans<> wrote:
> 2009/8/4 Chris Anderson <>:
>> This line suggests `make` was run with sudo or as a different user at
>> some point. Blowing away the source tree and starting from a fresh
>> download ought to have fixed this.
> The words “source tree” suggests the svn source code. Should I be
> getting the tagged 0.9.1 from there rather than downloading the
> release from <>?
> I’d go with the trunk, but I’m concerned that there might be breaking
> changes (that I haven’t kept up with) to what I’ve been working on.
>> There's an alternative build you could try, standing in a freshly
>> untarred copy of the couchdb source, to be on the safe side: `make dev
>> && utils/run`
> I’ve tried this just now. The command line response was:
> make: *** No rule to make target `dev'.  Stop.

Sorry, I think you need to run ./configure before make will work.

As Noah mentioned on another thread, these wiki pages may be useful.

Maybe those will help too.


> Which again suggests to me I may not be installing from the ideal source?
>> Thanks for working so hard to get it to run.
> Once you get on the couch getting off can be difficult :)
> Okay off to #couchdb. I’ll post a reply if I figure out what the
> stupid thing is I’ve done here.

Chris Anderson

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