I see that the Couchbase server downloads are OS specific binaries. I understand why that could be the case. I use Linux on my development environment. I have known people who prefer OS specific binaries to allow the native package manager deal with the installation. However I personally prefer .tar.gz type installations which allows me to decide where to install it and also allows me a lot of flexibility to have more than one version installed locally and switch between versions with a simple ‘cd’ approach, without worrying about what’s installed where and what’s symlinked to which version of the installation.
Is a tar type download/install feasible for Couchbase server or are there certain dependencies which make this difficult to provide?