cd /usr/ports/databases/couchdb make install clean
This will install CouchDB from the ports collection.
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
In case the install script fails to install a noninteractive 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.