I got it off the ubuntu software center and it seems to install ok.
I navigate to
and get :
:( No data received
In terminal I do a
curl: (52) Empty reply from server
I restart couchDB with
sudo stop couchdb
sudo start couchdb
Which gets me :
couchdb start/running, process 20545
Ive turned off my httpd (apache2) just to be sure thats not interfering.
When I do this in terminal (per http://docs.couchdb.org/en/latest/install/unix.html#first-run):
sudo -i -u couchdb couchdb
I get (among other things) :
Failure to start Mochiweb: eaddrinuse
Googling that got me this (source : http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Error_messages) :
Unavailable Port ... Solution Edit your /etc/couchdb/couch.ini file and change the Port setting to an available port.
So in terminal I look in that directory and all thats there is :
default.d default.ini erl_crash.dump local.d local.ini local.ini~
So I google the usage of couchDB configuration files and find that I should be able to configure it by editing local.ini (source : http://docs.couchdb.org/en/latest/config/intro.html)
local.ini has in it (among other things)
;port = 5984 ;bind_address = 127.0.0.1
The ; are comments so I uncomment those lines, save, and restart couchdb, and have the same problem.
So I wonder what could be listening on that port so I put this in terminal :
And see only one entry for 127.0.0.1:5984
tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:5984 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN -
No PID but I think its connected to this (using top) :
29264 couchdb 20 0 58596 3980 1808 S 1 0.1 0:00.03 beam.smp
So at this point I have no idea whats wrong or how to fix it, only that it dosent work and I kinda cant believe something so popular (couchDB and Ubuntu 12.04) dont work right out of the box.
What can I do at this point? Jumping out of a window isnt an option because its only a one story building and its cold outside.