Running Couchdb in Dev Mode

This only applies if you need to make changes to the CouchDB server or to the Futon web front-end.


You need to have installed CouchDB from source. See Installing from source.

Create a Development Configuration

The following commands set up a CouchDB configuration that points to the location of your SVN checkout.

Run these commands:

$ make dev 

Now start CouchDB by calling this command:

$ utils/run

Your CouchDB server has been started as a foreground process. You can make it a background process by calling this instead:

$ utils/run &


You should see the following message:

Apache CouchDB 0.9.0a729754-incubating (LogLevel=error) is starting.
Apache CouchDB has started. Time to relax.

last edited 2009-01-03 19:41:08 by JanLehnardt