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## The basis for this page is originally from "Installing on Fedora10" which was itself renamed from InstallingOnRHEL4
= Installing on Fedora Core 10 x86_64 =

1. build and install Erlang

Erlang can be downloaded from http://www.erlang.org/download.html.
Build instructions can be found here: http://www.erlang.org/doc/installation_guide/INSTALL.html#id54376

Note : I was able to build Couchdb 1.2.0a1056082 using Erlang R14B01
Tips: you'll need ncurses and openssl devel packages

2. install other dependencies (no external repos required).

  # yum install icu libicu-devel js js-devel libcurl-devel

Note : this results in icu version 4.0-3.fc10 and js version 1.70-3.

3. install couchdb

The code can be gotten from subversion using

  $ svn checkout http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb/trunk couchdb
  $ cd couchdb
  $ ./bootstrap

If bootstrap throws "libtoolize: command not found" you need to "# yum install libtool"

  $ ./configure

If configure throws "Could not find the `erl_driver.h' header" you need to tell it where the Erlang includes are; for example: "--with-erlang=/usr/lib64/erlang/usr/include/".

And then as root:

  # make install

The source can also be obtained from a released version using a tool like wget. The example uses the primary site, whereas it is often faster to download from a mirror, e.g.,


For example,

  $ wget http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/couchdb/0.8.1-incubating/apache-couchdb-0.8.1-incubating.tar.gz
  $ tar -xzvf apache-couchdb-0.8.1-incubating.tar.gz
  $ cd apache-couchdb-0.8.1-incubating
  $ ./configure --with-erlang=/usr/lib64/erlang/usr/include/
  $ make && make install

4. create couchdb user

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

5. (optional) edit basic settings like Port and !BindAddress

  $ emacs /usr/local/etc/couchdb/couch.ini

6. start CouchDB server in your terminal

  $ cd /usr/local/bin/
  $ sudo -u couchdb ./couchdb

or as daemon

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





if you edited the !BindAddress