Github user rnewson commented on a diff in the pull request:
--- Diff: src/install/unix.rst ---
@@ -229,10 +233,66 @@ CouchDB no longer ships with any daemonization
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.
+straightforward; if you have questions, contact the CouchDB
+`user mailing list
+or `IRC-channel #couchdb <http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#couchdb>`_
+in FreeNode network.
+Let's consider configuring runit on Ubuntu 16.04. The following
+steps should be considered only as an example. Details will vary
+by operating system and distribution. Check your system's package
+management tools for specifics.
+ 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 configuration 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
+Basically it determines where and how exactly logs will be written.
+See ``man svlogd`` for more details.
+ export HOME=/home/couchdb
+ exec 2>&1
+ exec chpst -u couchdb /home/couchdb/bin/couchdb
+This script determines how exactly CouchDB will be launched.
+Feel free to add any additional arguments and environment
+variables here if necessary.
+Make scripts executable::
+ sudo chmod u+x /etc/sv/couchdb/log/run
+ sudo chmod u+x /etc/sv/couchdb/run
+ sudo ln -s /etc/sv/couchdb/ /etc/service/couchdb
+In a few seconds runit will discover a new symlink and start CouchDB. You
can control CouchDB service like this::
+ sudo sv status couchdb
+ sudo sv stop couchdb
+ sudo sv start couchdb
-Naturally, you can configure systemd, launchd or SysV-init daemons to
-launch CouchDB and keep it running using standard configuration files.
+Naturally now CouchDB will start autamatically shortly after system starts.
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typo 'autamatically' -> 'automatically'
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