How to install CouchDB on Rocky Linux 8: A Comprehensive Guide


In this tutorial, How to Install CouchDB on Rocky Linux Server. We’ll cover each step, from updating your system and installing necessary dependencies to configuring CouchDB for optimal performance. By the end of this guide, you will have a fully functional CouchDB instance running on your Rocky Linux server, ready to handle your database needs with reliability and efficiency.

  • CouchDB is a NoSQL database.
  • CouchDB stores and presents data in JavaScript Object Notation.

Install CouchDB on Rocky Linux 8

Update the System

$ sudo yum update

Install “epel-release” repository.

$ sudo yum install epel-release

Enable the Apache CouchDB package repository.

$ sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/apache-couchdb.repo

The content is as below:

add repor CouchDB on Rocky Linux 8

You want to install Standalone or Cluster Mode. I will use standalone mode.

Install CouchDB

How to fix the error code below:

[vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install couchdb
bintray--apache-couchdb-rpm                                                                                                                                                      170  B/s | 166  B     00:00
Errors during downloading metadata for repository 'bintray--apache-couchdb-rpm':
  - Status code: 502 for (IP:
Error: Failed to download metadata for repo 'bintray--apache-couchdb-rpm': Cannot download repomd.xml: Cannot download repodata/repomd.xml: All mirrors were tried

You need to delete the repo and add the repo for “couchdb.repo” as below:

$ sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/apache-couchdb.repo
$ sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo

YouTube: Step-by-Step Guide: Installing CouchDB on Rocky Linux 8

Now, You install the Couchdb server.

$ sudo yum install couchdb

The output terminal is the picture below:

Install CouchDB on Rocky Linux 8

Verify the installation.

Start services

# systemctl start couchdb
# systemctl enable couchdb
# systemctl status couchdb

Firewalld setting allows port 5984

$ sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=5984/tcp
$ sudo systemctl start firewalld

The CouchDB server will run on localhost:5984

add firewall for couchDB

Configuration of CouchDB on Rocky Linux 8

CouchDB’s configuration files are located in the /opt/couchdb/etc/ directory.

Open the file

$ sudo vi /opt/couchdb/etc/local.ini

uncommenting the line just below

admin = mypassword

Uncomment the port and bind-address values.

port = 5984
bind_address =

Save the changes and exit the configuration file.

Creating a Database

Access CouchDB Web Interface at with your user credentials and create a new database with CouchDB.

the result install couchdb

By default, CouchDB listens on port 5984.


You have to Install CouchDB on Rocky Linux 8. CouchDB should now be installed and running on your Rocky Linux 8 system. Remember to secure your CouchDB installation and configure any necessary authentication and access controls based on your requirements. I hope this will be helpful for you. Thank you for reading the DevopsRoles page!

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