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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: CouchDB not listening on Port 5984
Date Mon, 14 Dec 2009 23:44:26 GMT
On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 6:29 PM,  <> wrote:
> I have problems to get couchdb work.
> I installed it from svn on a ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS system.
> When i start /usr/local/etc/init.d/couchdb start it says "Starting database server couchdb
   [ OK ]", the process is running but not listening on port 5984, there is unfortunately
not log output and when i stop it, it says "Stopping database server couchdb  [ OK ]", but
the processes are still running.
> I also installed erlang from source (Erlang R13B03 (erts-5.7.4)). I read that this problem
occurs when couchdb 0.9.x and 0.10.x is installed on the same system, because of an erlang
error, but i have only the current version of couchdb installed.
> Any ideas?
> Many Thanks,
> Thomas
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Can you try running couchdb from the command line and pasting any output?

Something like:

$ sudo su - couchdb
$ couchdb

Generally these are permissions errors so you might check the README
for the list of directories that need to be writable by the user
running couchdb.

Paul Davis

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