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 (2.0, 2.1, etc.) are available through this channel. There are separate snap channels for each major release stream, e.g. 2.x, 3.x, as well as a latest stream.

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 /var/snap/couchdb/.

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.