1.6. Installation via Snap¶
Apache CouchDB provides ‘convenience binary’ Snap builds through the
Ubuntu snapcraft repository under the name
couchdb. Only snaps built
from official stable CouchDB releases (
2.1, etc.) are available
through this channel. There are separate snap channels for each major
release stream, e.g.
3.x, as well as a
After installing snapd, the CouchDB snap can be installed via:
$ sudo snap install couchdb
CouchDB will be installed at
/snap/couchdb. Data will be stored at
Please note that all other file system paths are relative to the snap `chroot` instead of the system root. In addition, the exact path depends on your system. For example, when you normally want to reference /opt/couchdb/etc/local.ini, under snap, this could live at /snap/couchdb/5/opt/couchdb/etc/local.ini.
Your installation is not complete. Be sure to complete the Setup steps for a single node or clustered installation.
Further details on the snap build process are available in our couchdb-pkg git repository.