Common Errors

Dinesh Kumar B edited this page May 2, 2015 · 6 revisions

Common Errors

If you're using Vagrant, everything should already work. If not, please report in the Google group immediately. These instructions are more when you're manually setting up your development environment.

Make sure

  • You have the RapidFTR codebase
  • You have installed Ruby, CouchDB and all other necessary software (follow the instructions for OSX, Windows or Linux in the wiki)
  • You have run bundle install to install all the gems

Start CouchDB:

On the command line, execute the command couchdb. This should start couchdb.

If you have not yet created admin username/password for CouchDB:

  • Either run: bundle exec rake db:create_couch_sysadmin[<desired-username>,<desired-password>]


  • Go to: localhost:5984/_utils (assuming that's where your CouchDB is running)
    • On the right bottom you should see "Welcome to Admin Party! Every one is admin. Fix this!". Click on "Fix this!" to create your first admin user.
    • And choose what username and password you want to use.
    • If you instead see the "Sign-In" link at the bottom right, that means the username and password is already configured for your couchDB. Find out what it is!

No matches found : command-with[params]

If you are using zshell in Mac, and if you face the error zsh: no matches found:command-with[some,params] solve it by either of the following way.

  1. Execute the command with quotes or by escaping square brackets
  • bundle exec rake 'db:create_couch_sysadmin[<username>,<password>]' or
  • bundle exec rake db:create_couch_sysadmin\[<username>,<password>\]
  1. Unset NOMATCH in zsh : unsetopt NOMATCH (in zshrc or in shell)

Once you have a username/password for CouchDB:


bundle exec rake db:create_couchdb_yml[<username>,<password>]

That will create the CouchDB configuration file at config/couchdb.yml. You can check if the username and password is stored in this file (by opening this file in a text editor).

If you encounter the following error:

dlopen(.../.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3-p392/lib/ruby/1.9.1/x86_64-darwin13.0.0/readline.bundle, 9): Library not loaded: @@HOMEBREW_PREFIX@@/opt/readline/lib/libreadline.6.2.dylib
  Referenced from: .../.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3-p392/lib/ruby/1.9.1/x86_64-darwin13.0.0/readline.bundle
  Reason: image not found - .../.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3-p392/lib/ruby/1.9.1/x86_64-darwin13.0.0/readline.bundle

Try running the commands rvm pkg install readline and brew link readline.

Seeding the Database

  • Run: bundle exec rake app:reset This will add all the seed data (users and form sections)

Running the server:

  • Like any Rails project, run: bundle exec rails server

  • To start Solr (required for searching), run: bundle exec rake search:clean_start

  • To start the background scheduler, run: bundle exec rake scheduler:restart

Most of the time, you won't need the Scheduler (unless you're doing some work on the Scheduler). So its enough if you just start Solr, and henceforth just use bundle exec rails server normally as in any rails project.

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