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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: [ANN] Debian Packaging and PPA for Ubuntu
Date Sat, 14 Jan 2012 19:22:26 GMT

You could consider stealing some of my scripting around pbuilder in
order to build packages for squeeze, lucid, maverick, natty and
oneiric for both 32-bit and 64-bit servers in one go. It's also quite
possible to write a much better script. :)


On 14 January 2012 15:04, Tim Kuijsten <> wrote:
> Very nice, just wanted to install on a new server but I see you don't
> support the latest LTS. Are you planning to build packages for 10.04?
> Op 13-01-12 21:54, Randall Leeds schreef:
>> I've uploaded a version of CouchDB 1.1.1 to my personal package archive
>> [1].
>> I would appreciate for anyone to take some time to test this.
>> I plan to provide the same for 1.2 and other future releases.
>> Relax. Using it is as simple as:
>> $ apt add-repository ppa:randall-leeds/couchdb
>> $ apt-get update
>> $ apt-get install couchdb
>> I've combined previous packaging efforts from Debian and Ubuntu and
>> attempted to bring them into harmony[2] on my GitHub account using
>> git-dpm[3]. I would like to facilitate sharing packaging and keeping
>> CouchDB up to date on these and other .deb distributions and would
>> appreciate feedback from the downstream packagers on whether or not
>> I'm doing it right.
>> Differences inherited from Debian:
>>   - Permissions on installed files are slightly more strict, being
>> entirely unreadable outside the couchdb user/group.
>> Differences inherited from Ubuntu:
>>   - couchdb and couchdb-bin are split packages. The former is
>> architecture neutral.
>> -Randall
>> [1] *
>> [2] and
>> [3]
>> * It is my full intention to faithfully produce a packaging of
>> original release tarballs. The paranoid may check that the original
>> source matches that of the official release. No changes outside
>> packaging will ever be included in this archive and I will only ever
>> upload packages for released versions of CouchDB. In short, help me
>> make sure this is a great way to keep an up-to-date CouchDB.

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