Repository: couchdb-documentation
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  refs/heads/master c6ef05eac -> 77e679ce7

Various improvements of "Installation on Unix-like systems" article

1. Fix inconsistency. If user is created with --no-create-home flag, couchdb 
directory after `cp -R /path/to/couchdb/rel/couchdb /home/couchdb` would be 
/home/couchdb, not /home/couchdb/couchdb

2. Describe how to make warning messages go away.

3. Add link to "Cluster Reference / Setup" article


Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: 77e679ce7b93e9aad7e545d0fb7504aed13b10ed
Parents: c6ef05e
Author: Aleksander Alekseev <>
Authored: Wed Sep 21 15:12:13 2016 +0300
Committer: Garren Smith <>
Committed: Wed Sep 21 15:41:09 2016 +0200

 src/install/unix.rst | 16 +++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
diff --git a/src/install/unix.rst b/src/install/unix.rst
index 2d5d303..acb8bb2 100644
--- a/src/install/unix.rst
+++ b/src/install/unix.rst
@@ -188,31 +188,31 @@ Copy the built couchdb release to the new user's home 
 Change the ownership of the CouchDB directories by running::
-    chown -R couchdb:couchdb /home/couchdb/couchdb
+    chown -R couchdb:couchdb /home/couchdb
 Change the permission of the CouchDB directories by running::
-    find /home/couchdb/couchdb -type d -exec chmod 0770 {} \;
+    find /home/couchdb -type d -exec chmod 0770 {} \;
 Update the permissions for your ini files::
-    chmod 0644 /home/couchdb/couchdb/etc/*
+    chmod 0644 /home/couchdb/etc/*
 First Run
 You can start the CouchDB server by running::
-    sudo -i -u couchdb couchdb/bin/couchdb
+    sudo -i -u couchdb /home/couchdb/bin/couchdb
 This uses the ``sudo`` command to run the ``couchdb`` command as the
 ``couchdb`` user.
-When CouchDB starts it should eventually display the following message::
+When CouchDB starts it should eventually display following messages::
-    Apache CouchDB has started, time to relax.
+    {database_does_not_exist,[{mem3_shards,load_shards_from_db,"_users" ...
+Don't be afraid, we will fix this in a moment.
 To check that everything has worked, point your web browser to::
@@ -222,6 +222,8 @@ From here you should verify your installation by pointing 
your web browser to::
+Finally, to configure your cluster see :ref: `_cluster/setup/wizard`. 
 Running as a Daemon

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