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npm-registry-couchapp

The design doc for The npm Registry CouchApp

Installing

You need CouchDB version 1.4.0 or higher. 1.5.0 or higher is best.

Once you have CouchDB installed, create a new database:

curl -X PUT http://localhost:5984/registry

You'll need the following entries added in your local.ini

[couch_httpd_auth]
public_fields = appdotnet, avatar, avatarMedium, avatarLarge, date, email, fields, freenode, fullname, github, homepage, name, roles, twitter, type, _id, _rev
users_db_public = true

[httpd]
secure_rewrites = false

[couchdb]
delayed_commits = false

Clone the repository if you haven't already, and cd into it:

git clone git://github.com/npm/npm-registry-couchapp
cd npm-registry-couchapp

Now install the stuff:

npm install

Sync the ddoc to _design/scratch

npm start \
  --npm-registry-couchapp:couch=http://admin:password@localhost:5984/registry

Next, make sure that views are loaded:

npm run load \
  --npm-registry-couchapp:couch=http://admin:password@localhost:5984/registry

And finally, copy the ddoc from _design/scratch to _design/app

npm run copy \
  --npm-registry-couchapp:couch=http://admin:password@localhost:5984/registry

Of course, you can avoid the command-line flag by setting it in your ~/.npmrc file:

_npm-registry-couchapp:couch=http://admin:password@localhost:5984/registry

The _ prevents any other packages from seeing the setting (with a password) in their environment when npm runs scripts for those other packages.

Replicating the Registry

To replicate the registry without attachments, you can point your CouchDB replicator at https://skimdb.npmjs.com/registry. Note that attachments for public packages will still be loaded from the public location, but anything you publish into your private registry will stay private.

To replicate the registry with attachments, you can point your CouchDB replicator at https://fullfatdb.npmjs.com/registry.

Using the registry with the npm client

With the setup so far, you can point the npm client at the registry by putting this in your ~/.npmrc file:

registry = http://localhost:5984/registry/_design/app/_rewrite

You can also set the npm registry config property like:

npm config set \
  registry=http://localhost:5984/registry/_design/app/_rewrite

Or you can simple override the registry config on each call:

npm \
  --registry=http://localhost:5984/registry/_design/app/_rewrite \
  install <package>

Optional: top-of-host urls

To be snazzier, add a vhost config:

[vhosts]
registry.mydomain.com:5984 = /registry/_design/app/_rewrite

Where registry.mydomain.com is the hostname where you're running the thing, and 5984 is the port that CouchDB is running on. If you're running on port 80, then omit the port altogether.

Then for example you can reference the repository like so:

npm config set registry http://registry.mydomain.com:5984
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