Bug 1002277 - couchdb startup not respecting local.d and default.d placed ini files
couchdb startup not respecting local.d and default.d placed ini files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: couchdb (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Lemenkov
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-28 15:04 EDT by Helio Chissini de Castro
Modified: 2014-07-21 23:33 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: couchdb-1.6.0-9.fc20
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Description Helio Chissini de Castro 2013-08-28 15:04:34 EDT
Fedora 19 couchdb package startup script not supports the new
ini placements, defined since version 10.
Referred: http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Breaking_changes#Changes_Between_0.9.x_and_0.10.0


Put a config file in /etc/couchdb/local.d/

Only the snatdards aare started
Comment 1 Warren Togami 2014-07-03 03:10:04 EDT
couchdb used to be run with the sysv init script which launched the service via /bin/couchdb script.

/bin/couchdb contains:

_add_config_dir () {
    for file in "$1"/*.ini; do
        if [ -r "$file" ]; then
          _add_config_file "$file"

The systemd .service bypasses /bin/couchdb and attempts to run it directly.  It seems this mostly works except it is unable to support expected things like the /etc/couchdb/default.d and /etc/couchdb/local.d directories.

It may seem like a shame to change the systemd service to use /bin/couchdb since most of its service handling code is redundant.  It appears however that running couchdb without /bin/couchdb is not fully supported by upstream.

I am submitting proposed changes to Peter Lemenkov.
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2014-07-03 05:28:07 EDT
I tried running /bin/couchdb instead of erl directly in the systemd service file and things broke horribly with many additional SELinux denials.  I do not recommend that as a solution.

Perhaps simplest would be a systemd-specific shell script to launch the service from systemd.
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2014-07-03 05:29:35 EDT
(Upstream said they plan on dropping the /bin/couchdb script in a future version, so patching it isn't a good solution.)
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2014-07-03 14:47:34 EDT
couchdb-1.6.0-2.fc20, erlang-ibrowse-4.0.1-1.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2014-07-03 16:31:14 EDT
couchdb-1.6.0-2.fc19, erlang-ibrowse-4.0.1-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2014-07-04 08:30:18 EDT
Package couchdb-1.6.0-6.fc20, erlang-ibrowse-4.0.1-1.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing couchdb-1.6.0-6.fc20 erlang-ibrowse-4.0.1-1.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2014-07-21 23:33:09 EDT
couchdb-1.6.0-9.fc19, erlang-ibrowse-4.0.1-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2014-07-21 23:33:51 EDT
couchdb-1.6.0-9.fc20, erlang-ibrowse-4.0.1-1.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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