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I installed the 0.8.1 standalone installer on MacOX 10.6
"couchapp generate woot6" gave the "Can't create a CouchApp in /Users/eric/Desktop/woot6: default template not found."
I ran dtruss on it: it was looking at the proper folder (/usr/share/couchapp/templates/app) but the permissions were 700 for another user on the system.
I was not logged in as that user when I ran the installer. odd.
sudo chmod -R 755 /usr/share/couchapp
fixed it up.
Would you mind testing with the latest, 1.0.1 release?
Closing this one due to inactivity. @bridgkick if you're still having issues, feel free file new ones. Thanks!