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Installing on RHEL5 x86_64

1. Install prerequisites. You will need EPEL for js and erlang.

yum install ncurses-devel openssl-devel icu libicu-devel js js-devel curl-devel erlang

2. Install couchdb

svn checkout http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/couchdb/trunk couchdb
cd couchdb
./configure && make && make install

3. Edit config file to suit

vi /usr/local/etc/couchdb/couch.ini

4. Create users, chown directories

adduser -r -d /usr/local/var/lib/couchdb couchdb
chown -R couchdb /usr/local/var/lib/couchdb
chown -R couchdb /usr/local/var/log/couchdb

5. Launch! In console:

sudo -u couchdb couchdb

or as daemon:

sudo /usr/local/etc/rc.d/couchdb start

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