Today I’ve installed CouchDB on Mac OS X via Homebrew. Running a
brew install couchdb started downloading the dependencies and eventually the CouchDB itself. Everything looked as expected. I switched to TextMate to continue coding and somehow forgot about the CouchDB installation process.
After it came back in my mind I looked at the progress and it seemed that it was stuck in
make. I did a search on the mighty interwebs and found the solution: It seems that OS X Lion hangs on the final
make. As stated on the CouchDB wiki, installing with the verbose option does the trick. Weird. So a
brew install -v couchdb helps.
Starting CouchDB via
couchdb gives the calming message:
Apache CouchDB has started. Time to relax. Thankfully there is a verbose option!