I was able to install CouchDB fine on my Samsung Captivate android phone using the app in the market. When I try and install it on my Samsung Galaxy I update the binaries, then I get an error:


I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling but no luck. Any suggestions?

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    What model do you have? "Samsung Galaxy" covers at least a dozen phones. Commented Apr 15, 2011 at 15:09
  • Sorry you're right - it's a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
    – user4404
    Commented Apr 15, 2011 at 22:03

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Thats a strange error, currently there are 2 common problems with the CouchDB install,

  1. is that it isnt currently supported on 2.3.3 and above
  2. is that your external storage isnt mounted on /sdcard/ (or it is currently mounted as a drive)

are either of those true? if so then they are already on https://github.com/couchbaselabs/couch-android-launcher/issues and I will update there when they are fixed, if not if you could run adb logcat it would be extremely useful

Cheers Dale

  • I would guess it's (2) -- my Galaxy S has external storage mounted as /sdcard/external_sd/. Commented Apr 15, 2011 at 18:49
  • Thanks guys - sounds like 2 is a good candidate, as I am running the stock firmware which I believe is 2.2 (I don't have it with me). I will check the mount point and look into changing it.
    – user4404
    Commented Apr 15, 2011 at 22:05

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