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improved example adduser invokation

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nslater committed Jun 5, 2008
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@@ -129,14 +129,16 @@ You can use whatever tool your system provides to create a new `couchdb` user.
On many UNIX-like systems you can run the following command:
- adduser couchdb
+ adduser --system --home /var/lib/couchdb --no-create-home \
+ --shell /bin/bash --group --gecos "CouchDB Administrator" couchdb
OS X provides the standard Accounts option from the System Preferences
application or you can optionally use the Workgroup Manager application which
can be downloaded as part of the [Server Admin Tools][14].
-You should set the home directory of the `couchdb` user to
-`/usr/local/var/lib/couchdb` which is the Apache CouchDB database directory.
+You should make sure that the `couchdb` user has a working POSIX shell and set
+the home directory to `/usr/local/var/lib/couchdb` which is the Apache CouchDB
+database directory.
Make sure to change the ownership of the Apache CouchDB data directories by
running the following commands:

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