I was unable to install python library for couchbase on Ubuntu 14.
Server installation is OK and I could use it via the console.
During installation of library i have faced several obstacles and often have been unable to find appropriate resources.
Since recommended method published on developers Python pages completely failed, I conducted further investigation about resources and where to find them. After a while I have concluded that I have to install libcouchbase-devel bundle of linux libraries onto my system.
There was some struggle to find these libraries (as they are virtually non existent on ubuntu official mirrors and even PPA’s and very hard to find on developers site) I have read several stack overflow qa’s and none of them described even remotely issues I am encountering.
i have finally managed to locate page where there are different releases of libcouchbase-devel and I have tried and successfully installed libcouchbase-devel-2.1.0-1.x86_64 (apart from some other dependences it requires).
But in spite of that the underlying shared library was available python’s PIP is still giving me trouble in trying to compile python library (to the certain extent I am expecting to see more pure python library than shared library use but… hey, it is better to be working first)
From my side it looks as if Python SDK is dropped out from the fashion as even some programming drop-downs around developers site skip Python giving typically, Java, .net, Go and sometimes some other SDK.
IMHO Python couchbase is essential due python’s ability to quickly and easily deal with the data which makes it ideal candidate for populating couchbase buckets with the data for data mining or other data investigations for which I find couchbase almost ideally suitable and rare tool.
Thanks for listening. For that matter Python is not even available in tags. Are you trying to phase out Python altogether?