One minor knowledge offering. Be wary of upgrading to Xcode 4 - try staying with 3.x. You can have both versions installed apparently. We've been finding several of the brew formula fail under 4 as many of the packages haven't been updated to build without Universal support, which seems to be dropped in Xcode 4.

- Jim

Jim Klo
Senior Software Engineer
Center for Software Engineering
SRI International

On May 20, 2011, at 12:54 PM, Brian Chamberlain wrote:

Yeah, It looks like you're having trouble compiling the Readline package.
I've had problems with that in the past but unfortunately I can't offer any
advice now since it was so long ago. You might try upgrading your Xcode and
then trying to install just the readline package.

Or you could download the package from Couchbase... That's probably your
best bet for a stand alone couch.

Best of luck

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Milan Andric <>wrote:

I tried homebrew but no luck, dependency issues and homebrew says I
should report a bug.  Gist:

I think the build difficulty of couchdb warrants binary distribution,
that is if you want developers using it easily on OSX, Windows and


On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 6:50 AM, Brian Chamberlain
<> wrote:
You might also consider using HomeBrew for installing CouchDB. It makes
very easy to install.

Here's a link to the homebrew project:


On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 3:43 AM, Nils Breunese <>

Milan Andric wrote:

Hello, the CouchDBX stable builds (
point to and the nightlies
( are no longer being created. Does
anyone have a link to nightly builds (or development builds) of
CouchDB for OSX? I am working on a project that needs features that
are in CouchDB dev but I am trying to avoid building it myself on OSX,
but I also think it would be helpful to the community to have the
CouchDBX nightlies working again?

I believe CouchDBX has been superseded by Couchbase Server for Mac OS X
[0], but I'm not sure if there are nightly builds available for that.