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From James Marca <jma...@translab.its.uci.edu>
Subject Re: 0.11 on Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid lynx)
Date Thu, 13 May 2010 22:05:11 GMT
On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 09:40:06PM -0700, J Chris Anderson wrote:
> 
> On May 10, 2010, at 12:19 PM, James Marca wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 11:03:34PM -0400, Jim R. Wilson wrote:
> >> Quick question - what's the easiest (most relaxing) way to install
> >> couchdb 0.11 on Ubuntu lucid lynx?  Should I compile from source?
> >> Should I add debian unstable to my sources.list?  Should I just wait?
> >> 
> >> Thanks in advance for any tips!
> >> 
> >> -- Jim R. Wilson (jimbojw)
> > 
> > If you're *not* running Ubuntu server, but rather running some variant
> > of Ubuntu desktop, I'd strongly recommend compiling from source and
> > keeping the default prefix of /usr/local.  I am testing ubuntu on my
> > laptop after using slackware and gentoo for years, and didn't realize
> > that ubuntu comes standard with couchdb---but it ships with version
> > 0.10.x.  Installing 0.11.x couchdb will create conflicts, and then
> > stuff like gwibber and Ubuntu One crash and die and or you get strange
> > issues with couchdb trying and failing to start as these programs fire
> > up, etc.  I had to do a lot of removing and reinstalling to fix that
> > mistake.  
> > 
> > Because 0.11.x is in /usr/local, directly copying the 
> > 
> >   sudo update-rc.d couchdb defaults
> > 
> > incantation in INSTALL.Unix will cause the /etc/init.d/couchdb version
> > to fire up every time, staring 0.10, not 0.11.x.  I'm completely
> > unfamiliar with the "ubuntu way" of manipulating rc.d/init.d, so I
> > just forced it as follows (just typing from memory, do not cut and
> > paste blindly):
> > 
> > sudo mv /etc/init.d/couchdb /etc/init.d/couchdb.0.10.donotuse
> > sudo ln -sf /usr/local/etc/init.d/couchdb /etc/init.d/couchdb
> > 
> > then ran the sudo update-rc.d line.
> > 
> > Other than that caveat, I found all of the tips on the couchdb wiki
> > for ubuntu to be very helpful.
> > 
> 
> This is a good write-up. I had a feeling there were some hoops on Ubuntu when you want
to run from source. Thanks for documenting. Should this go on the wiki?
> 
> Chris

sure I'll paste it in if someone else hasn't beaten me to it.

James

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