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Using the Couchdb init.d script

Run this command:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/couchdb status

You should see a message like this:

Apache CouchDB is running as process 15102, time to relax.

Using curl

Use { { {curl} } } to access your Couchdb instance. It will bind to { { {localhost} } } on port 5984 by default.

Run this command:

$ curl http://localhost:5984/

You should see a message like this (the version may differ):

{"couchdb":"Welcome","version":"0.9.0a729754-incubating","start_time":"Sat, 03 Jan 2009 16:41:48 GMT"}

Starting Couchdb

Start Couchdb by issuing the following command:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/couchdb start

You should see this message:

Apache CouchDB has started. Time to relax.

Open Futon and browse your Couchdb database: http://localhost:5984/_utils/

Read more about Futon in Getting_started_with_Futon.

Verify_and_Test_Your_Installation (last edited 2011-11-23 14:37:08 by JanLehnardt)