Basic couchdb install (more or less)

I.  Bare system, from source (Debian-style systems,  Slackware 12+ instructions forthcoming)

1.  wget
2.  tar xvzf apache-couchdb-1.1.1.tar.gz
3.  cd apache-couchdb-1.1.1.tar.gz
4.  apt-get install erlang libicu44 libicu-dev openssl libcurl spidermonkey-bin libmozjs-dev \
    curl libcurl3 libcurl4-openssl-dev
5  ./configure
6.  make && make install

II.  Couchdb install with geoquery

Note the instructions for geocouch on github ( 
are OK, *except* they don't work.  You need to: 

a) make sure you have all the dependencies (see the apt-get line below), 
b) ensure sure your compiled *.beam files make it to the right install directory (which they won't), and 
c) make sure your config lines corresponding to your spatial handlers go 
into default.ini (not geocouch.ini, like the instructions incorrectly say)

Note: I'm doing all this work in /root/Software, YMMV:

1.   wget
2.   wget
3.   tar xvzf apache-couchdb-1.1.1.tar.gz
4.   unzip couchdb1.1.x
5.   cd couch
6.   couchbase-geocouch-d9c32ae/                # this is straight out of the github instructions
7.   export COUCH_SRC=/src/couchdb
     (e.g.  export COUCH_SRC=~/Software/apache-couchdb-1.1.1/src/couchdb/ )
8.   make
9.   mkdir /root/Software/apache-couchdb-1.1.1/etc/couchdb/local.d ; cp ./etc/couchdb/local.d/geocouch.ini /root/Software/apache-couchdb-1.1.1/etc/couchdb/local.d
10.  export ERL_FLAGS="-pa /root/Software/couchbase-geocouch-d9c32ae/build/"
11.  cd ../apache-couchdb-1.1.1
12.  apt-get install erlang libicu44 libicu-dev openssl libcurl spidermonkey-bin libmozjs-dev \
     curl libcurl3 libcurl4-openssl-dev
13.  ./configure
14.  make && make install          # this works pretty well, but your spatial stuff won't work until you
                                   # merge geocouch.ini into default.ini, *AND* copy the missing *.beam files
                                   # into the install directory (this is left out of the original instructions)

15.  ls src/couchdb/*.beam         # look: these are files like 'couch_spatial.beam' (they'll be in the  directory but aren't
                                   # copied to  (probably a bug in the makefile)

16.  cp src/couchdb/*.beam  /usr/local/lib/couchdb/erlang/lib/couch-1.1.1/ebin/  # good, copy them into the install directory
17.  couchdb -b                        # this should work
18.  curl -X PUT   # so should all this
19.  curl -X PUT -d '{"spatial":{"points":"function(doc) {\n if (doc.loc) {\n emit({\n type: \"Point\",\n coordinates: [doc.loc[0], doc.loc[1]]\n  }, [doc._id, doc.loc]);\n   }};"}}'
20.  curl -X PUT -d '{"loc": [-122.270833, 37.804444]}'
21.  curl -X PUT -d '{"loc": [10.898333, 48.371667]}'
22.  curl -X GET 'http://localhost:5984/places/_design/main/_spatial/points?bbox=0,0,180,90'    # this will bomb unless you merged geocouch.ini into default.ini

23.  vi /usr/local/etc/couchdb/default.ini  # so, grab the stuff from geocouch.ini and move it, copypaste into here

Other Notes

You're going to have a bunch of *.beam files in the geocouch install directory, those need to get into the main couchdb install as well

~/Software/couchbase-geocouch-d9c32ae/build# ls
couch_httpd_spatial.beam       couch_spatial_compactor.beam  geocouch_duplicates.beam  vtree.beam           vtreestats.beam
couch_httpd_spatial_list.beam  couch_spatial_group.beam      run_vtreestats.beam       vtree_bulk.beam      vtreeviz.beam
couch_spatial.beam             couch_spatial_updater.beam    run_vtreeviz.beam         vtree_insbench.beam

(so, using the geocouch directory with all these BEAM files, you could do something like this)

cp * /usr/local/lib/couchdb/erlang/lib/couch-1.1.1/ebin/  # <-- this is where all the new .beam files need to live

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