Github user dch commented on a diff in the pull request:
--- Diff: src/install/unix.rst ---
@@ -230,9 +234,55 @@ CouchDB no longer ships with any daemonization scripts.
The couchdb team recommends `runit <http://smarden.org/runit/>`_ to
run CouchDB persistently and reliably. Configuration of runit is
straightforward; if you have questions, reach out to the CouchDB
-user mailing list.
+user mailing list or IRC-channel #couchdb in FreeNode network.
+Let's consider configuring of runit on Ubuntu 16.04. The following
+steps should be considered only as an example. Some details can vary
+on different systems and versions of Ubuntu Linux.
+ sudo apt-get install runit
+Create a directory where logs will be written::
+ sudo mkdir /var/log/couchdb
+ sudo chown couchdb:couchdb /var/log/couchdb
+Create directories that will contain runit counfiguration for CouchDB::
+ sudo mkdir /etc/sv/couchdb
+ sudo mkdir /etc/sv/couchdb/log
+Create /etc/sv/couchdb/log/run script::
+ exec svlogd -tt /var/log/couchdb
--- End diff --
it might be worth explaining briefly what these commands actually do,
especially if you're not a runit user.
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