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From Dave Cottlehuber <>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] ubuntu precise couchdb packages available
Date Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:40:21 GMT
Hi everybody,

I’m delighted to announce the availability of Apache CouchDB Ubuntu
Precise (12.04) packages, with integrated upstart support.

These have been contributed with support from Mobius Medical Systems,
LP [1],  who use Apache CouchDB in their product Mobius3D/FX for
oncology and radiology, and funded the development of this work
through the Couch Firm [2].

This would not have been possible without the assistance of Jason
DeRose (who has lead the 1.5.0 package going into the next Ubuntu
Trusty release), and Noah Slater, who was surprised on reviewing the
package to find so much of his original work there ;-).

Installation should be straightforward, usual caveats around making
backup before upgrading precautions apply, noting that between 1.0.1
and 1.5.0 there are a number of key changes, including the on-disk
data format used by the .couch files was upgraded. Although it
*should* keep your dbs intact and do the right thing for your
local.ini files, always have a backup - or two!

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties -y
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:couchdb/stable -y
sudo apt-get update -y
# remove any existing couchdb
sudo apt-get remove couchdb couchdb-bin couchdb-common -yf
# see my shiny 1.5.0 goodness
sudo apt-get install -V couchdb
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
       couchdb-bin (1.5.0-0ubuntu2)
       couchdb-common (1.5.0-0ubuntu2)
       couchdb (1.5.0-0ubuntu2)
     … Y …

# manage via upstart
sudo stop couchdb
    couchdb stop/waiting
sudo start couchdb
    couchdb start/running, process 3541

You can of course modify or duplicate the /etc/init/couchdb.conf
script, to support running multiple couchdb instances or users on the
same box.

Note there's also a `couchdb/dev` ppa which will be used for testing
and updating the next release, e.g. the upcoming 1.6.0, before
switching it over to the stable branch once it's had enough eyes on

Feedback welcome!



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