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From Robert Newson <robert.new...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CouchDB on debian?
Date Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:06:23 GMT
fwiw, my solution to the same problem was to backport Erlang (very
easy) and then install couchdb from source.

B.

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 1:57 PM, Stefan Klein
<st.fankl.in@googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2010/11/22 Michael Zedeler <michael@zedeler.dk>:
>> Hi everybody.
>>
>> I am having a major headache trying to install the latest CouchDB (1.0.1) on
>> debian 5.0.
>>
>> It turns out that the latest available version of CouchDB on debian is
>> version 0.8. In CouchDB-terms that release is lightyears behind version
>> 1.0.1. We simply can't use version 0.8 because of the changes in the API
>> that were introduced later.
>>
>> I decided to try compiling from source, but got stuck because erlang version
>> 5.6.5 (or later) isn't available either (debian 5.0 provides version 5.6.3).
>> This means that I'd be forced to not only maintain my own build of CouchDB,
>> but erlang as well.
>>
>> Besides switching to the testing distribution, does anyone have any
>> suggestions?
>> What other platforms are known to be stable wrt. CouchDB hosting? I found
>> that Arch Linux supports CouchDB 1.0.1, but I have no experience maintaining
>> machines running this distribution.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Michael.
>>
>>
>
> You could use a backport, see:
> http://bitsandpieces.jonmoniaci.com/2010/05/couchdb-0-11-backport-for-lenny/
>
> I switched to squeeze, so i didn't test those packages.
>
> regards,
> Stefan
>

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