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CouchDB Is More Verbose on OS X Lion

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!