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From Walter Torres <>
Subject Re: CouchDB as a windows service.
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:46:48 GMT

Yes, I am at the mercy of the original developer who forked couchDB for
windows. I just sent him a message - from GitHub.

I understand the REG system is VERY complex. Many things/levels require
KEYS, but applications don't really *have* to utilize KEYS. Case input is
the copy of Apache and mySQL running on my local PC. I did not run an
installer, did not add REG KEYS (yes, environmental variables are
technically KEYS, as is a SERVICE identifier,but I classify these as WINDOWS

My goal is ZERO application level REG KEYS. I would like to insert couchDB
into my pseudo-Linux structure that I have running on my Windows
development environment,

As for mySQL, I've read similar wikis and blogs. I have been told by many
"experts" fo many years that I can not run a WAMP stack the way I would like
to. WALTERS-WAY wiki <> shows anyone who would
like to see how to create a LAMP-like stack on a windows
box. Completely configurable. If you can configure a Linux Apache, you can
configure my version of a WAMP stack. The files are (almost) in the same
place, nothing in the WINDOWS directory, nothing in the REGISTRY.

I have both Apache and mySQL running as SERVICES. This method works on
everything from NT on up. On 95 you have to manually start. But that's
really old! ;)

Thanks for making me clarify my request.


On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 5:28 PM, Dennis Redfield <> wrote:

> You really are at the mercy of the folks who wrote the installer, perhaps
> they will chime in.  The Registry system is quite complex and is a
> combination of keys required by the system: security, uninstall, service
> installation and keys which are set uniquely by the application (I assume
> this is what you intended when you said APP REG KEYS).  So your best bet is
> to go back to the couchdb installation source, talk to the installation
> authors and hit the books.
> BTW: The reason I asked your intent (i.e. your goal) was what you are
> attempting to do is going to require some real effort - if do-able at all
> and I was hoping that if I knew what you were trying to accomplish there
> might be another way to achieve the goal.
> Question:  I understand (from the Wiki) that mySQL does NOT run as a
> windows
> service but as a process within the hosting application (e.g. as a linked
> lib).  Is this not correct?
> thanks
> dlr

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