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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: how to recreate _users database?
Date Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:19:25 GMT

On Oct 15, 2012, at 13:35 , svilen <az@svilendobrev.com> wrote:

> 
>>> i was playing with replacing users-db
>>> via /_config/couch_httpd_auth/authentication_db and an error in the
>>> request has left some messy name in the /etc/couchdb/local.ini -
>>> and that survives even reinstall
>> 
>> Yeah, that is intentional, we don't want to override any
>> customisations when you upgrade. The installer just doesn’t copy over
>> a new local.ini when it sees an existing one. If you end up with a
>> bad config value, that persists. Uninstalling / deleting local.ini
>> prior to the reinstall would get you restarted cleanly.
> 
> that's fine. Though i didnt find anywhere that touching /_config would
> actualy rewrite local.ini.
> 
> and it would be helpful if the wrong-name causing the trouble was
> printed in the error-log.. 

I agree. I committed http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=couchdb.git;a=commit;h=66529378

It should be in the upcoming 1.3.0 release.

Cheers
Jan
-- 

> 
> anyway, have fun
> svilen
> 
>>> On Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:00:36 +0200
>>> Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> That sounds odd, which CouchDB version are you running?
>>>> 
>>>> On Oct 15, 2012, at 12:49 , svilen <az@svilendobrev.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> hi
>>>>> the _users db is deleted on me filesystem. 
>>>>> And now restarting couchdb fails
>>>>> with ..illegal_database_name, ensure_users_db_exists
>>>>> 
>>>>> reinstalling didnt help..
>>>>> any idea?
>>>>> 
>>>>> svilen
>>>> 
>> 


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