1.4. Installation on FreeBSD¶
1.4.1. Installation from ports¶
cd /usr/ports/databases/couchdb make install clean
This will install CouchDB from the ports collection.
Be sure to create an admin user before starting CouchDB for the first time!
184.108.40.206. Start script¶
The following options for
supported by the start script (defaults shown):
couchdb_enable="NO" couchdb_enablelogs="YES" couchdb_user="couchdb"
After enabling the couchdb rc service use the following command to start CouchDB:
This script responds to the arguments start, stop, status, rcvar etc..
The start script will also use settings from the following config files:
Administrators should use
default.ini as reference and only modify the
220.127.116.11. Post install¶
Your installation is not complete. Be sure to complete the Setup steps for a single node or clustered installation.
In case the install script fails to install a non-interactive user “couchdb” to be used for the database, the user needs to be created manually:
I used the
pw command to add a user “couchdb” in group “couchdb”:
pw user add couchdb pw user mod couchdb -c 'CouchDB, time to relax' -s /usr/sbin/nologin -d /var/lib/couchdb pw group add couchdb
The user is added to
/etc/passwd and should look similar to the following:
shell# grep couchdb /etc/passwd couchdb:*:1013:1013:Couchdb, time to relax:/var/lib/couchdb/:/usr/sbin/nologin
To change any of these settings, please refrain from editing /etc/passwd and
pw user mod ... or
vipw. Make sure that the user has no
shell, but instead uses
/usr/sbin/nologin. The ‘*’ in the second field means
that this user can not login via password authorization. For details use
man 5 passwd.