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couchdb (24) Versions 1.0.4

Installs CouchDB 2.0 from package or source

cookbook 'couchdb', '= 1.0.4'
cookbook 'couchdb', '= 1.0.4', :supermarket
knife supermarket install couchdb
knife supermarket download couchdb
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Installs and configures CouchDB. Optionally can install CouchDB from sources.


Requires a platform that can install Erlang from distribution packages.


Tested on Debian 5+, Ubuntu 8.10+, OpenBSD and FreeBSD.

Also works on Red Hat, CentOS and Fedora, requires the EPEL yum repository.


  • erlang


Cookbook attributes are named under the couch_db keyspace. The attributes specified in the cookbook are used in the couchdb::source recipe only.

  • node['couch_db']['src_checksum'] - sha256sum of the default version of couchdb to download
  • node['couch_db']['src_version'] - default version of couchdb to download, used in the full URL to download.
  • node['couch_db']['src_mirror'] - full URL to download.
  • node['couch_db']['bind_address'] - specify address couchdb should bind to. nil by default, which will use couchdb's built in default, 5984.
  • `node['couch_db']['install_erlang'] - specify if erlang should be installed prior to couchdb, true by default.



Installs the couchdb package, creates the data directory and starts the couchdb service.


Downloads the CouchDB source from the Apache project site, plus development dependencies. Then builds the binaries for installation, creates a user and directories, then sets up the couchdb service. Uses the init script provided in the cookbook.


Author:: Joshua Timberman (

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