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From Owen Davies <>
Subject Re: Macports OSX issues?
Date Fri, 08 Apr 2011 06:28:07 GMT
I believe that Mac Ports does not do dependency tracking like Linux
package managers (correct me if I'm wrong, I'm not a Mac user, just
had to solve this problem on a colleges Mac at work).


On 7 April 2011 23:36, Dave Cottlehuber <> wrote:
> On 8 April 2011 09:41, Trevor Bain <> wrote:
>>> Someone, recently, opened up a similar ticket to this in macports
>>> (for the erlang version error) and it was closed as fixed. So, I
>>> assumed that this wasn't the error (bad assumption). I guess the
>>> same problem happened again more recently - doesn't macports allow
>>> for build/runtime dependencies against specific versions?
>> OK, it's a different issue.
>> Erlang needs to be reinstalled with the +ssl variant.
>> If if figure out, in retrospect, how I would have debugged this
>> I'll post something in case no one has a better method.
> Configure CouchDB local.ini [log] level=debug
> sudo to the right user. check permissions as you've done.
> Use couchdb -i to get an interactive erlang shell.
> if you don't see "1> Apache CouchDB 1.0.2 (LogLevel=debug) is
> starting." straight off, then
> run i(). to see if crypto_server is present. if not -> you've most
> likely got erlang without SSL. Either recompile from source, or use a
> different package - e.g. on debian erlang-ssl.
> then try couch:start().
> post results of i() and couch:start() to friendpaste, check in with
> IRC or list for further suggestions.
> A+
> Dave

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