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From Dave Cottlehuber <>
Subject Re: Apache CouchDB 1.2.2 - strange
Date Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:18:59 GMT
OK I finally figured out what happened, and I'm feeling very embarrassed by
it. Sorry everybody for the inconvenience.

I have some automated build tasks running as a service and wasn't aware
they were still running. As a result depending on when I ran the manual
builds, I am either missing pieces (as it removes files for the background
build), or has extra components mixed in from a build on some new git
commit.  The bundle step takes place after the in-build tree `make check`
has run, so I'll need to extend the bundling step for some sanity checks
next time. The basic "verify install" tests don't check enough to pick up
this sort of screw-up.

The safest thing in the circumstances is to rebuild all the builds (done),
re-test (done),  get them checked by a few other folk first, and on Monday
let you all know when the new binaries are OK and have hit the mirrors.

If you need a version ASAP (e.g. you are hitting the rewriter bug which was
one of the main reasons for the 1.2.2 point release) please reply offline
and I can get you started sooner, or just follow the thread on dev@.

Again, my sincere apologies.

On 4 April 2013 10:04, Dave Cottlehuber <> wrote:

> Hi Marten,
> I need to look into this. I rebuilt the 1.2.2 R14B04 yesterday after Alex
> found a bug, I am beginning to think that somewhere I've uploaded broken
> snapshot binaries instead of working ones :-/.
> In future I'll use git sha names for pre-release binaries, and then rename
> them once we have official tags, this will ensure I'm not confused when we
> run multiple release streams in parallel.
> My sincerest apologies all for the inconvenience & the muck-up.
> A+
> Dave
> On 4 April 2013 09:30, Marten Feldtmann <> wrote:
>> I deinstalled CouchDB, installed it again with the offical download for
>> windows (CouchDB 1.2.2, Erlang 15) and got the same errors and names.
>> I deinstalled CouchDB again and installed 1.2.2 (Erlang 14) and this
>> database started (as a service) but did not answer any requests.
>> I deinstalled CouchDB again and installed 1.2.1 and everything was ok
>> again.
>> Marten
>> On 04.04.2013 09:20, Nick North wrote:
>>> I've had errors in the past installing new Windows CouchDb releases over
>>> old ones. It works better to back up your databases and config, uninstall
>>> the old version, install the new one, and restore the databases and
>>> config.
>>> But the weird naming thing suggests something else might be going on in
>>> your case as well.

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