Installing CouchDB on Linux

  • Joe Lennon


In this chapter, you will learn how to install CouchDB on the Linux operating system. When it comes to setting up Couch on Linux, several options are available, depending on the particular Linux distribution you use. Precompiled binary versions of CouchDB are available via various package managers; for example, you can use aptitude on newer versions of Ubuntu Linux and yum on Fedora Linux. Even if your system’s package manager does not include CouchDB itself in its repository, it’s quite likely that it does feature some of Couch’s dependencies (Erlang, ICU, Spidermonkey, libcurl, and so on). If your operating system does not support one of these package managers (or for some reason you can’t get it to work), all is not lost, because it is not that difficult to compile CouchDB (and its prerequisites) from source code.


Source Code Test Suite Late Version Package Manager Source Distribution 
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