RFC: CouchDB on FreeBSD

Friday, May 15. 2009

Thanks to Wesley, we recently managed to update CouchDB's FreeBSD port to the official 0.9.0 release.

My current TODO for the port includes:

  • a super-cool rc-script (currently, there is none)
  • automatic user setup/creation (couchdb)
  • patching of the install/source to use BSD-style directories for the database (e.g. /var/db/couchdb).

In regard to the the rc-script, I continued on a work in progress and committed an idea on Github. This work in process (couchdb) works out of the box. Just download the file, put it in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/, chmod +x couchdb and done. I also updated the CouchDB wiki page explaining how CouchDB on FreeBSD is setup (e.g. the options of the rc-script) and updated the instructions on user creation — something that I plan to roll into the couchdb port ASAP.

But before I continue on the port, I'd like to ask for feedback from people (Probably, you!) who use CouchDB on FreeBSD. For example, are you happy with the current options, or do you need a different set, etc.. If this work in progress is what you need, then that's valuable feedback as well.