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If sudo easy_install couchapp doesn't work for you, you can install from source.

git clone git:// couchapp
cd couchapp
sudo python install

You may need to satisfy some dependencies. We hope this will happen automatically but... you never know.

Simplejson Dependency

If you are on stock Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, your version of setuptools is out of date. If your installation of couchapp fails with "error: Could not find required distribution simplejson", try running

sudo easy_install -U couchapp

Questions and Comments

If you can improve this documentation, please send pull requests using Github or hit the CouchApp mailing list. You could also join us on irc channel #couchapp at

We want the install experience to go smoothly for everyone, so please send feedback and let us help you make this documentation cover troubleshooting problems.

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