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CouchDB on RHEL6 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)

Had to install a Couch DB instance on a fresh Red Hat Enterprise 6 Linux Box and it required some time before I got the whole thing up. Better have it documented here for future reference:


1. Get the Prerequisites
First you will have to add the RPM Forge YUM Repository if not already available. Add the new repo:

sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmforge.repo


# Name: RPMforge RPM Repository for Red Hat Enterprise 6 - dag
# URL: http://rpmforge.net/
# (Put "x86_64" instead of "i386" if appropriate.)
[rpmforge]
name = Red Hat Enterprise $releasever - RPMforge.net - dag
baseurl = ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/atrpms.net/el6-i386/atrpms/stable
enabled = 1
protect = 0
gpgcheck = 0

Save the file and get the prerequisites:

sudo yum clean all
sudo yum groupinstall 'Development Tools' 'Development Libraries' 'GNOME Software Development'
sudo yum install \
  cvs zip gcc-c++ glib2-devel gtk2-devel fontconfig-devel libnotify-devel \
  libIDL-devel alsa-lib-devel libXt-devel freetype…