./databases/couchdb, Document database server, accessible via a RESTful JSON API

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 2.3.1nb3, Package name: couchdb-2.3.1nb3, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-
oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP/JSON API. Among other
features, it provides robust, incremental replication with bi-directional
conflict detection and resolution, and is queryable and indexable using
a table-oriented view engine with JavaScript acting as the default view
definition language.

CouchDB is written in Erlang, but can be easily accessed from any
environment that provides means to make HTTP requests. There are
a multitude of third-party client libraries that make this even easier
for a variety of programming languages and environments.

Required to run:
[textproc/icu] [www/curl] [security/openssl] [lang/spidermonkey185]

Required to build:
[lang/erlang] [converters/help2man] [pkgtools/cwrappers] [devel/rebar]

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   2020-01-26 18:32:28 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (981)
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all: migrate homepages from http to https

pkglint -r --network --only "migrate"

As a side-effect of migrating the homepages, pkglint also fixed a few
indentations in unrelated lines. These and the new homepages have been
checked manually.
   2020-01-18 22:51:16 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (1836)
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*: Recursive revision bump for openssl 1.1.1.
   2020-01-12 21:20:50 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (574)
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*: Recursive revbump from devel/boost-libs
   2019-11-02 16:38:12 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (115)
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databases: align variable assignments

pkglint -Wall -F --only aligned -r

No manual corrections.
   2019-10-28 16:43:24 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (1) | Package updated
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couchdb: Fix variable expansion in couchdb.in.

Should help fix joyent/pkgsrc#229, bump PKGREVISION.
   2019-09-06 11:10:48 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (11) | Package updated
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couchdb: Upgrade to 2.3.1.  Now works with current Erlang.

Summary of changes between 2.1.x and 2.3.x are listed below.  For a more
readable version please see the following URLs:


2.3.x Branch Upgrade Notes

#1602: To improve security, there have been major changes in the configuration
of query servers, SSL support, and HTTP global handlers:

Query servers are NO LONGER DEFINED in the .ini files, and can no longer be
altered at run-time.

The JavaScript and CoffeeScript query servers continue to be enabled by
default. Setup differences have been moved from default.ini to the couchdb and
couchdb.cmd start scripts respectively.

Additional query servers can now be configured using environment variables:

export COUCHDB_QUERY_SERVER_PYTHON="/path/to/python/query/server.py with \ 

where the last segment in the environment variable (_PYTHON) matches the usual
lowercase(!) query language in the design doc language field (here, python.)

Multiple query servers can be configured by using more environment variables.

You can also override the default servers if you need to set command- line
options (such as couchjs stack size):

export COUCHDB_QUERY_SERVER_JAVASCRIPT="/path/to/couchjs /path/to/main.js \ 

The mango query server continues to be enabled by default. The Erlang query
server continues to be disabled by default. This change adds a
[native_query_servers] enable_erlang_query_server = BOOL setting (defaults to
false) to enable the Erlang query server.

If the legacy configuration for enabling the query server is detected, that is
counted as a true setting as well, so existing configurations continue to work
just fine.

SSL Support
Enabling SSL support in the ini file is now easier:

enable = true

If the legacy httpsd configuration is found in your ini file, this will still
enable SSL support, so existing configurations do not need to be changed.

HTTP global handlers
These are no longer defined in the default.ini file, but have been moved to the
couch.app context. If you need to customize your handlers, you can modify the
app context using a couchdb.config file as usual.

#1602: Also to improve security, the deprecated os_daemons and
couch_httpd_proxy functionality has been completely removed ahead of the
planned CouchDB 3.0 release. We recommend the use of OS-level daemons such as
runit, sysvinit, systemd, upstart, etc. to launch and maintain OS daemons
instead, and the use of a reverse proxy server in front of CouchDB (such as
haproxy) to proxy access to other services or domains alongside CouchDB.

#1543: The node-local (default port 5986) /_restart endpoint has been replaced
by the clustered (default port 5984) endpoint /_node/$node/_restart and
/_node/_local/_restart endpoints. The node-local endpoint has been removed.

#1764: All python scripts shipped with CouchDB, including couchup and the
dev/run development cluster script, now specify and require Python 3.x.

#1396: CouchDB is now compatible with Erlang 21.x.

#1680: The embedded version of rebar used to build CouchDB has been updated to
the last version of rebar2 available. This assists in building on non-x86

#1857: Refuse building with known bad versions of Erlang.

2.2.x Branch Upgrade Notes

The minimum supported version of Erlang is now 17, not R16B03. Support for
Erlang 21 is still ongoing and will be provided in a future release.

The CouchDB replication client can now use the /_session endpoint when
authenticating against remote CouchDB instances, improving performance since
re-authorization does not have to be performed with every request. Because of
this performance improvement, it is recommended to increase the PBKDF2 work
factor beyond the default 10 to a modern default such as 10000. This is done
via the local ini file setting [couch_httpd_auth] iterations = 10000.

Do not do this if an older version of CouchDB is replicating TO this instance
or cluster regularly, since CouchDB < 2.2.0 must perform authentication on
every request and replication performance will suffer.

A future version will make this increased number of iterations a default.

#820, #1032: Multiple queries can now be made at the POST
/{db}/_all_docs/queries, POST /{db}/_design_docs/queries and POST
/{db}/_local_docs/queries endpoints. Also, a new endpoint POST
/{db}/_design/{ddoc}/_view/{view}/queries has been introduced to replace the
?queries parameter formerly provided for making multiple queries to a view. The
old ?queries parameter is now deprecated and will be removed in a future
release of CouchDB.

The maximum http request limit, which had been lowered in 2.1.0, has been
re-raised to a 4GB limit for now. (#1446). Ongoing discussion about the path
forward for future releases is available in #1200 and #1253.

#1118: The least recently used (LRU) cache of databases is now only updated on
database write, not read. This has lead to significant performance enhancements
on very busy clusters. To restore the previous behaviour, your local ini file
can contain the block [couchdb] update_lru_on_read = true.

#1153: The CouchDB replicator can now make use of the /_session endpoint rather
than relying entirely on HTTP basic authentication headers. This can greatly
improve replication performance. We encourage you to upgrade any nodes or
clusters that regularly act as replication clients to use this new feature,
which is enabled by default (#1462).

#1283: The [couchdb] enable_database_recovery feature, which only soft-deletes
databases in response to a DELETE /{db} call, is now documented in default.ini.

#1330: CouchDB externals and OS daemons are now officially deprecated and no
longer documented. Support for these features will be completely removed in a
future release of CouchDB (probably 3.0.0).

#1436: CouchDB proxy authentication now uses a proper chttpd_auth module,
simplifying configuration in local ini files. While this is not a backward-
compatible breaking change, it is best to update your local ini files to
reference the new {chttpd_auth, proxy_authentication_handler} handler rather
than the couch_httpd_auth version, as couch_httpd is in the process of being
deprecated completely.

#1476, #1477: The obsolete update_notification feature, which was replaced by
/{db}/_changes feeds c. CouchDB 1.2, has been completely removed. This feature
never worked in 2.0 for databases, only for shards, making it effectively
   2019-08-22 14:23:56 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (678)
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Recursive revbump from boost-1.71.0
   2019-07-21 00:46:59 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (595)
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*: recursive bump for nettle 3.5.1