[erlang-questions] couchdb in Karmic Koala

Paul Joseph Davis <>
Thu Nov 19 16:06:11 CET 2009





On Nov 19, 2009, at 9:51 AM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 3:26 PM, Dmitry Belyaev <>  
> wrote:
>> 1) ps -A | grep couchdb
>
>>   or
>> 2) /etc/init.d/couchdb {start|stop|status}
>
> No such file (on my system)
>

The default installed version is packaged to run as An on demand  
desktop service. To get the system service version you'll want to  
check apt. Something like:

$ apt-cache search couchdb

To get the name (just "couchdb" IIRC) and then:

$ sudo apt-get install $pkgname

>> 3) sure you can if you database name will not interfere any other
>>
>> As I remember couchdb package depends on erlang. So it may be  
>> installed
>> as always in /usr/bin and /usr/lib/erlang
>
> Right - seems to contain a stripped down OTP
>
> This should mean that *anybody* running Karmic Koala can just type
> "erl" to get an erlang up and running, and compile away etc?
>
> /Joe
>
>>
>> On Thu, 2009-11-19 at 15:06 +0100, Joe Armstrong wrote:
>>> I just upgraded my ubuntu to Karmic Koala
>>>
>>> couchdb seems to have installed itself and a few other things  
>>> (horray
>>> - well done ...)
>>>
>>> $ pwd
>>> /usr/lib/couchdb/erlang/lib
>>> $ ls
>>> couch-0.10.0  erlang-oauth  etap  ibrowse-1.5.2  mochiweb-r97
>>>
>>> I think couchdb is running on my machine.
>>>
>>> A few questions:
>>>
>>> 1) Is couchdb running on my machine and how can I confirm this?
>>> 2) How is couchdb started and stopped?
>>> 3) Can I use couchdb for my own applications of is it reserved for  
>>> system use?
>>> 4) Where is Erlang hidden away?
>>> 5) Can I use the hidden Erlang for my own applications
>>> 6) Can I distribute my own Erlang applications that make use of the
>>>     Erlang that has (apparently) been installed in Karmic Koala
>>>
>>> Having Erlang on all Karmic Koala machines could lead to many  
>>> exciting
>>> things :-)
>>>
>>> /Joe
>>>
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>>
>>
>>
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