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    The design doc for The npm Registry CouchApp


    You need CouchDB version 1.4.0 or higher. 1.5.0 or higher is best.

    Once you have CouchDB installed, create a new database:

    curl -X PUT http://localhost:5984/registry

    You'll need the following entries added in your local.ini

    public_fields = appdotnet, avatar, avatarMedium, avatarLarge, date, email, fields, freenode, fullname, github, homepage, name, roles, twitter, type, _id, _rev
    users_db_public = true
    secure_rewrites = false
    delayed_commits = false

    Clone the repository if you haven't already, and cd into it:

    git clone git://

    Now install the stuff:

    npm install

    Sync the ddoc to _design/scratch

    npm start \

    Next, make sure that views are loaded:

    npm run load \

    And finally, copy the ddoc from _design/scratch to _design/app

    npm run copy \

    Of course, you can avoid the command-line flag by setting it in your ~/.npmrc file:

    The _ prevents any other packages from seeing the setting (with a password) in their environment when npm runs scripts for those other packages.

    Replicating the Registry

    To replicate the registry without attachments, you can point your CouchDB replicator at Note that attachments for public packages will still be loaded from the public location, but anything you publish into your private registry will stay private.

    To replicate the registry with attachments, you can point your CouchDB replicator at

    Using the registry with the npm client

    With the setup so far, you can point the npm client at the registry by putting this in your ~/.npmrc file:

    registry = http://localhost:5984/registry/_design/app/_rewrite

    You can also set the npm registry config property like:

    npm config set \

    Or you can simple override the registry config on each call:

    npm \
      --registry=http://localhost:5984/registry/_design/app/_rewrite \
      install <package>

    Optional: top-of-host urls

    To be snazzier, add a vhost config:

    [vhosts] = /registry/_design/app/_rewrite

    Where is the hostname where you're running the thing, and 5984 is the port that CouchDB is running on. If you're running on port 80, then omit the port altogether.

    Then for example you can reference the repository like so:

    npm config set registry




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