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From Dave Cottlehuber <>
Subject Re: Installation Problem CouchDB Webfaction
Date Wed, 21 May 2014 22:03:00 GMT
On Mon, 19 May 2014, at 03:33 PM, Rinat Tainov wrote:
> Thanks Dave, I tried with re-written  instructions, but had errors
> building
> CouchDB here a
> link<>for
> log.
> Googled, it recommends to recompile with OTP R14B04, erl gives:
> Erlang R14B04 (erts-5.8.5) [source] [64-bit] [smp:8:8] [rq:8]
> [async-threads:0] [hipe] [kernel-poll:false]
> Eshell V5.8.5  (abort with ^G)
> Here<>exact
> instruction I used.
> What went wrong?

Hi Rinat,

Thanks for that.

Looking at what errors are there suggests you *might* have more than one
erlang version installed, or that a previous installation hasn't been
successfully removed. Try rm -rf both erlang and couchdb dirs, confirm
with 'which erl' that there's no other existing installation, and build
them from scratch again from a fresh tarball. The build script looks
sensible enough.

To have a better idea of what's not working, I'd need to see *full*
output of the build -- from unpacking the tarball, through running
configure (what options, how erlang was detected/selected) as well as
the build steps for couchdb too.

To be honest if you're not comfortable yet with installing software from
source then I'd suggest using a web hosting company that runs ubuntu and
allows you to install couchdb via 'apt-get install -y couchdb' -- latest
14.04 would be perfect, or alternatively the 12.04 LTS release, and use
the packaged binaries at which
will get you up and running very quickly. Amazon EC2 is one example of
many with this, and they offer a free micro plan for new signups

Trying to debug a failed install on a shared hosting platform is not
very productive for either of us :-)


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