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Mirror of Apache CouchDB

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Apache CouchDB README


For a low-level guide, see:


For a high-level guide to Unix-like systems, inc. Mac OS X and Ubuntu, see:


For a high-level guide to Microsoft Windows, see:


Follow the proper instructions to get CouchDB installed on your system.

If you're having problems, skip to the next section.


We have documentation:

They include a changelog:

For troubleshooting, see:

If you're getting a cryptic error message, see:

For general help, see:

We also have an IRC channel:

The mailing lists provide a wealth of support and knowledge for you to tap into. Feel free to drop by with your questions or discussion. See the official CouchDB website for more information about our community resources.

Running the Testsuite

Run the testsuite for couch.js and jquery.couch.js by browsing here:

It should work in at least Firefox >= 3.6 with Private Browsing mode enabled.

Read more about JSpec here:

When you change the specs, but your changes have no effect, manually reload the changed spec file in the browser. When the spec that tests Erlang views fails, make sure you have enabled Erlang views as described here:

Cryptographic Software Notice

This distribution includes cryptographic software. The country in which you currently reside may have restrictions on the import, possession, use, and/or re-export to another country, of encryption software. BEFORE using any encryption software, please check your country's laws, regulations and policies concerning the import, possession, or use, and re-export of encryption software, to see if this is permitted. See <> for more information.

The U.S. Government Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), has classified this software as Export Commodity Control Number (ECCN) 5D002.C.1, which includes information security software using or performing cryptographic functions with asymmetric algorithms. The form and manner of this Apache Software Foundation distribution makes it eligible for export under the License Exception ENC Technology Software Unrestricted (TSU) exception (see the BIS Export Administration Regulations, Section 740.13) for both object code and source code.

The following provides more details on the included cryptographic software:

CouchDB includes a HTTP client (ibrowse) with SSL functionality.

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