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From Stefan Klein <st.fankl...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: CouchDB on debian?
Date Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:57:10 GMT
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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