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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: Fedora 17 yum install fails to add couchdb user
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:45:31 GMT
"No more available UIDs" sounds... worrying. There is nothing special about
the "couchdb" user, but it looks like you might have bigger problems. Are
you able to create any other users? Are you trying as root?

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Brizic Michael (Nokia-LC/Chicago) <> wrote:

> Following these instructions
> I received an error when trying to add the couchdb user.  The output was :
> useradd: Can't get unique system UID (no more available UIDs)
> useradd: can't create user
> warning: user couchdb does not exist - using root
> Thus, when I go to run couchdb, I cannot run it under the couchdb user as
> the Wiki suggests.
> 1.       Does anyone know why this happened?
> 2.       Can I still run couchdb without that user?
> 3.       If not, can I add the user manually?
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