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It's clogging up my GDM login screen. Also, what would happen if I deleted this user?

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which version of Ubuntu is this? Also, is this a fresh install, or did you do some other stuff on it beforehand? – Christopher Kyle Horton Jul 12 '11 at 5:00
This is the latest ubuntu, and recently updated. It's not a completely fresh install--I've messed around with it a bunch. I didn't do anything to it before I installed it. – Jon Aug 16 '11 at 2:51

CouchDB is an Apache project.

CouchDB is a database that completely embraces the web. Store your data with JSON documents. Access your documents with your web browser, via HTTP. Query, combine, and transform your documents with JavaScript.

CouchDB works well with modern web and mobile apps. You can even serve web apps directly out of CouchDB. And you can distribute your data, or your apps, efficiently using CouchDB’s incremental replication. CouchDB supports master-master setups with automatic conflict detection.

to remove :

sudo apt-get purge couchdb

If you want to find out what maybe uses couchdb on your system, you can use apt-cache rdepends couchdb:

> apt-cache rdepends couchdb   
Reverse Depends:
> apt-cache rdepends couchdb-bin
Reverse Depends:

> apt-cache rdepends desktopcouch
Reverse Depends:
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