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Installing on Fedora Core 7 i386
1. install erlang
yum install erlang
2. install other dependencies (no external repos required).
yum install icu libicu-devel js js-devel
3. install couchdb
svn checkout http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb/trunk couchdb cd couchdb ./bootstrap ./configure 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
6. start CouchDB server in your terminal
sudo -u couchdb couchdb
or as daemon
sudo /usr/local/etc/rc.d/couchdb start