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From Keith Gable <>
Subject Re: CouchDB as a windows service.
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:53:31 GMT
Euphemism for format and reinstall. :)
On Aug 4, 2011 12:49 PM, "Dennis Redfield" <>
> nuke and pave?
> On Thursday, August 4, 2011, Keith Gable <>
>> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 10:31 AM, Walter Torres <>
> wrote:
>>> When I installed "erlsrv.exe" as a SERVICE, windows created the
>>> SERVICE REG KEYS. It appears in the SERVICES control and it allows me
>>> to attempt to start it.
>> Did *you* create the service, or did you copy and paste the code the
>> installer uses? I think this may be the issue if the former. erlsrv.exe
>> used to start/stop/install/remove Erlang services from what I can tell.
> You
>> wouldn't want to add it yourself as a service to start; you'd want to use
> it
>> in cmd.exe to add a service and then start whatever it put in there.
>> Here's the config file for the installer (which I think is InnoSetup):
>> You should have installed the service by running erlsrv.exe with these
>> parameters (I filled in the variables from the ISS file, so change as
>> needed):
>> add "CouchDB" -workdir "X:\CouchDB\bin" -onfail restart_always -args
> "-sasl
>> errlog_type error -s couch +A 4 +W w" -comment "CouchDB 1.x.x"
>> Then you can either net start CouchDB, or the installer does erlsrv.exe
>> start "CouchDB".
>> I checked out the source for the Windows fork and grepped it for both
> "hkey"
>> and "hk", and nothing Windows-specific came out. I don't think that
> CouchDB
>> is your problem here. I think it's that Erlang is refusing to start
> because
>> it is not installed properly (and it may well depend on some sort of
>> registry entries). There might be a standalone version of Erlang that you
>> can extract to a folder and use, and then once that worked, you could use
>> that to install CouchDB as a service and run it.
>> It sounds to me like you're trying to make a version of CouchDB that is
>> batch file installable and survives a nuke and pave. But that's a guess;
> you
>> could be hooking up CouchDB to a missile defense system. In any event,
> help
>> us help you - try to explain why you can't use the installer in silent
> mode
>> and why you can't use registry entries.
>> P.S. In Windows, when you remove a service, you'll have to reboot to
>> be rid of its security descriptors and whatnot. Definitely don't try
>> removing/adding the service without restarting or you may be compounding
> the
>> problem by having incorrect SDs.
> --
> Trust No One

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