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From Nils Breunese <>
Subject Re: Installing Couch on a machine with no internet and other issues
Date Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:13:30 GMT
Brian Candler wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 10:18:21PM +0100, Nicolas Steinmetz wrote:
>>> That doesn't tell you how to write a .spec file though. As a first call,
>>> I'd start googling for them. There are several public RPM repositories out
>>> there which publish spec files for thousands of packages.
>> You can grab if from Fedora SRPMS.
> Good suggestion.
> Oh, and I forgot to check EPEL. It looks like you're in luck: there's a
> reasonably up-to-date couchdb there (0.10) and Erlang (R12B5) and presumably
> all other necessary dependencies.
> Choose between i386 and x86_64, and RHEL4 and RHEL5. These are binary
> packages so no need to build anything. Copy them to the target machine
> and rpm -Uvh couchdb*.rpm; if it reports missing dependencies, fetch those
> too and try again.

Yes, if the CouchDB version in EPEL is good for you, using the CouchDB 
EPEL package and figuring out which dependencies you'll need to bring 
along is absolutely the easiest way to get this to work.

Nils Breunese.

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