Install CouchbaseServer on Linux Box


I’m trying to install couchbase on a linux box however, I’m getting this error:

error: Failed dependencies:
pwdutils is needed by couchbase-server-4.0.0-4047.x86_64


Hi @Radleaf,

What flavor of Linux are you using and are you using x86 or x64?



error: Failed dependencies:
pwdutils is needed by couchbase-server-4.1.0-5005.x86_64

Same error for me too! Can someone help me with this?


Which exact Linux OS are you using? What does:

uname -a

give as output?


2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Feb 22 00:31:26 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux is the output.


Missing dependencies like this can occur either because the Linux in use isn’t one of the tested and supported platforms, or because the installation (which may have been done for you by a cloud provider) has been minimized, meaning not all ‘standard’ packages were installed.

The fix, generally speaking, would be to add the packages and/or move to a tested/supported platform.

From the uname output, it looks like you’re running CentOS 6 or some variant thereof. It’s probably best to yum install pwutils. You may hit other dependencies you need to install.

Had this been an Ubuntu derived system, the command would have been apt-get pwutils. See the OS docs for details, as both have ways of searching for dependencies.


Thanks! I got it cleared. I am running centOS and downloaded the wrong version for it. rpm --install command worked fine for me and the Couchbase server is up and running now.