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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Dependencies
Date Fri, 05 Dec 2008 12:15:01 GMT

On 5 Dec 2008, at 13:09, Vicente Jiménez wrote:

> I have a few question about dependencies:
> * SpiderMonkey needs to be compiled thread safe?


> * OpenSSL is an optional dependency only needed if we want to use SSL
> connections? (correct?)

OpenSSL for Erlang is a required dependency. We use its random number
generator to create UUIDs. There is not SSL support, yet.

> * svn2cl is not needed, right? From the web: This is an xsl
> stylesheet for generating a classic GNU-style ChangeLog from a
> subversion repository log. I think this is not needed, but I need
> confirmation because it's included in Gentoo ebuild an I don't know
> why.

This is optional if you want to build CouchDB yourself. If you want to
create releases, you need it.

> * libcurl for future releases 0.9 and up. Optional, mandatory?


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