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I had been experiencing some Ubuntu One syncing issues that were originating with the local CouchDB. The database has no important information in it, but seems to be persisting across apt-get purges. What can I do to reset CouchDB and DesktopCouch to the initial install state?

For whomever is wondering, the current issues I am experiencing is: Value could not be retrieved. (Unauthorized: ('unauthorized','Authentication required.')) in the Services tab of the ubuntuone-control-panel. desktopcouch-service fails to start because it is receiving a 401 error from couchdb.

  • He probably means he also deleted the .ini files in /etc/couchdb – fishears Nov 1 '11 at 15:30
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You can

rm -r ~/.config/desktop-couch/
rm -r ~/.local/share/desktop-couch/
rm -r ~/.cache/desktop-couch/

and things should start working again.

  • This does not fix the issue. The Ubuntu One app is still receiving a 401 error from the CouchDB instance, which suggests that what you gave is not sufficient to reset to a known config. (I also reinstalled all the relevant packages) – Chris Whelan May 4 '11 at 8:41
  • Deleting all of the couchdb config files, as well as the directories you suggested, got it working. – Chris Whelan May 5 '11 at 4:50
  • Which are “all of the couchdb config files” that you deleted in addition to the directories I mentioned? I'll update my answer. – Chipaca May 5 '11 at 20:27
  • @chris-whelan Any update on this? I have hit the same issue. Thanks. – Daviey May 21 '11 at 8:56

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