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Collecting tips and tricks that makes a CouchDB developer's life easier.

If you find yourself building CouchDB from scratch a lot the following shell script function might save some typing. This is sh-script, but only tested on bash. Add it to your .bashrc or .profile file or wherever you store shell customisations.

buildcouch()
{
    if test -z "$1"; then
        echo "speficy target dir"
        return
    fi
    ./bootstrap && \
    ./configure --prefix=$1 && \
    make -j4 && \
    make install
}

It gives you a new command in your shell buildcouch (just change the function name if you don't like it). Set the make -j value to the number of cores in your system +1.

cd Work/couchdb/trunk
buildcouch /path/to/testinstall

Tips_&_Tricks_for_developers (last edited 2011-11-23 15:21:39 by JanLehnardt)