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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: proper way to uninstall/reinstall CouchDB
Date Sun, 23 Aug 2009 14:50:06 GMT

On 23 Aug 2009, at 16:24, Delta 2038 wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> I'm wondering what's the proper way to uninstall/reinstall CouchDB?  
> I had
> 0.9.x checked out of SVN and followed the README file to build/install
> CouchDB. Later, checked out trunk and built/installed again, hoping  
> the new
> binaries and configs will completely overwrite the 0.9.x ones.  
> However, when
> I tried to run the Futon unit tests to verify the trunk install  
> worked, a
> lot of tests had cryptic errors. I then tried to build/install the  
> 0.9.x
> code base again and still had test errors. (If you want to know the  
> exact
> errors, let me know, but I took those to mean I've got a corrupted
> installation in general).

Have you tried clearing the browser cache? Please post the errors, too.


> What's the proper way to install a newer version of CouchDB,  
> especially for
> one built/installed from SVN? A related question is how to  
> completely remove
> CouchDB from a system. If I could do that, I should be able to re- 
> install a
> newer version as well.
> Thanks!

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