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From "Brad King" <>
Subject Re: Problems installing on Ubuntu Feisty
Date Thu, 05 Jun 2008 13:36:07 GMT
Bob, I'm not using 64 bit so I use just lib instead of lib64. I gather
from your post that the startup error is likely an erlang problem? I
didn't see anything logged at all. Getting back to trying to install
erlang from source, I was missing ncurses (see previous post of mine).
I can't get ncurses to install though:

bradk@bradkm90:/usr/local$ sudo apt-get install ncurses
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package ncurses is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package ncurses has no installation candidate

I'm starting to think I need to give up on ubuntu and start over on a
red hat vm.

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Bob Briski <> wrote:
> Did you try lib64, your paste just has lib.
> Also, I found that I had to install a more recent version of erlang.  I
> built erlang from source, rather than installing the binary.
> Bob
> On Jun 4, 2008, at 2:37 PM, Brad King wrote:
>> Unfortunately it didn't work for me. I had to add export in front of
>> the command, which I assume is correct.
>> bradk@bradkm90:/usr/local$ export
>> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/spidermonkey/lib couchdb
>> bradk@bradkm90:/usr/local$ sudo -u couchdb couchdb
>> couch 0.7.3a662495 (LogLevel=info)
>> Apache CouchDB is starting.
>> {"init terminating in do_boot",{error,{open_error,-10}}}
>> init terminating in do_boot ()
>> I also went in and set the home directory for the user to
>> /usr/local/var/lib/couchdb, but no change.
>> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 5:22 PM, Mark James Adams
>> <> wrote:
>>> Bob,
>>>> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/spidermonkey/lib64 couchdb
>>>> If that works, you know the problem is that LD_LIBRARY_PATH is not set
>>>> for
>>>> the couchdb user.
>>> That's solved it for me. Thank you thank you thank you. :-)
>>> --
>>> Mark James Adams

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