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stall couc I was wondering what are the steps do i need to perform for installing couchdb using the package from ?

I understand that i need to run

sudo chmod a+x name-of-file.bin

and than

sudo ./name-of-file.bin

to install it.

But after doing the above steps, what do i need to do to start couchdb version 1.0.1?

I've previously installed couchdb using

sudo aptitude install couchdb

, but this gives me version 0.10.0.

I've tried start couchdb ( version 1.01) by going to /opt/couchdb-1.0.1/bin to start couch, but after checking , couchdb's version is still 0.10.0.

SO how do i install and start running couchdb ( version 1.0.1 )?


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May I suggest you use our stable ppa? CouchDB from there will be landing in 10.04 backports soon.

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Hello, sure i'll try that and get back to you. Do i have to remove all previous versions of CouchDB before installing the latest version from the stable ppa ? – DjangoRocks Jan 27 '11 at 13:41
by the way, after adding the stable ppa, do i install couchdb using sudo aptitude install couchdb? – DjangoRocks Jan 27 '11 at 13:45
If you haven't had it installed before, yes. If you already had installed couchdb 0.10, it should just upgrade (but it won't upgrade the databases). – Chipaca Jan 27 '11 at 14:25
wow, thanks. another question, may i know what do u mean by "it won't upgrade the databases"? Thanks! – DjangoRocks Jan 28 '11 at 0:31
The databases live in /var/lib/couchdb/<couch version>/. If you copy the ones from /var/lib/couchdb/0.10.0/ to .../1.0.1/, they will be upgraded automatically. This is not done by the package automatically because you can't really "undo" it. – Chipaca Jan 28 '11 at 4:45

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