Build CouchDB is a wrapper or master project which pulls in, from official sources, CouchDB plus all of its dependencies. It is the most straightforward and reliable procedure to build official CouchDB releases from source.
Build CouchDB builds an isolated, independent server. You do not need administrator access to run it. You can run several couches (for example, 0.10, 0.11, 1.0 releases) side-by-side.
Build CouchDB is developed and tested on the following operating systems:
- Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (Lenny)
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)
- Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)
- Fedora 13
- Apple OSX
- OpenSUSE 11.3
The following systems are planned for support in the near future:
- MS Windows Vista, Windows 7
You need only a few packages provided by the operating system. Copy and paste the commands below.
sudo yum install gcc gcc-c++ libtool libcurl-devel \ zlib-devel openssl-devel rubygem-rake
On Debian, first install
sudo and add yourself to
su - apt-get install sudo vi /etc/sudoers # Or your preferred editor
On Ubuntu and Debian:
sudo apt-get install make gcc zlib1g-dev libssl-dev libreadline5-dev rake
On OSX, install XCode.
sudo zypper install flex lksctp-tools-devel zip \ rubygem-rake gcc-c++ make m4 zlib-devel \ libopenssl-devel libtool automake libcurl-devel
Getting the Code
You will need the Git tool. Check out the code and pull in the third-party submodules.
git clone git://github.com/jhs/build-couchdb cd build-couchdb git submodule init git submodule update
How to Build CouchDB
Just run Rake.
CouchDB and all its dependencies will install in the
build/. To uninstall,
simply delete that directory.
It's CouchDB! Just type
couchdb. (But remember the path)
$ build/bin/couchdb Apache CouchDB 0.12.0aa63efb6-git (LogLevel=info) is starting. Apache CouchDB has started. Time to relax. [info] [<0.33.0>] Apache CouchDB has started on http://127.0.0.1:5984/
You can of course call it by absolute path. If your username is
amit and you
checked out the code in your home directory, you would run:
Conveniently Add CouchDB to the PATH
env task will output a script which will add this CouchDB build to your
path. Then you can simply type
couchdb. To load these settings into your
current shell, run:
eval `rake env --silent`