I've installed CouchDB via MacPorts. Now I want to start it when my Mac boots, so I executed the instructions given in the install process:
sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.couchdb.plist
However this doesn't seem to work. I've looked inside the LaunchDaemons directory, and the plist file is there (as a symlink):
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 57 18 aug 10:11 org.apache.couchdb.plist -> /opt/local/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.couchdb.plist
The contents of the actual plist file seem ok (however I have no real knowledge of how it should look):
<plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Label</key> <string>org.apache.couchdb</string> <key>EnvironmentVariables</key> <dict> <key>HOME</key> <string>~</string> </dict> <key>ProgramArguments</key> <array> <string>/opt/local/bin/couchdb</string> </array> <key>UserName</key> <string>couchdb</string> <key>StandardOutPath</key> <string>/dev/null</string> <key>StandardErrorPath</key> <string>/dev/null</string> <key>RunAtLoad</key> <true/> <key>KeepAlive</key> <true/> </dict> </plist>
When I execute
/opt/local/bin/couchdb manually, the process is created, so no problems there. It just seems the launch daemon skips this command.
Any thoughts on how to fix this?