CouchDB: compile yourself


Debian 5 comes with CouchDB 0.8 - this is too old. The same is true for Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10.

I will show how to compile CouchDB 1.0.

install and remove old packages:

Why? It's a good idea to install the debian Packages to resolve all dependencies. But you should remove this 3 packages before install the self-compiled versions.

Compile erlang

⇒ erlang installed in /usr/local

Test: start erl (Quit with Ctrl-C, Ctrl-C, ….)

Compile CouchDB

Test: http://localhost:5984/_utils/index.html