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Network connectivity on a new CentOS installation

I had recently set up a new CentOS VM (v6.2) on my VirtualBox, but had a tough time configuring it to use the internet connectivity from my host machine. Here is a snapshot of the VirtualBox network settings for the VM:

Screen Shot 2013-06-09 at 4.16.50 PM

After quite a bit of troubleshooting, finally it turned out to be a simple config change. By default, CentOS does not configure the network interfaces on a new installation. I just had to execute the following command to configure the ethernet network interface. It acquired a new IP address and the network connectivity issue got resolved.

$ dhclient -v eth0

CouchDB upgrade on CentOS

We were trying to upgrade CouchDB to the latest version (v1.1.1) on the CentOS operating system. Unfortunately, had to put this task on hold as the CouchDB EPEL repository (used by yum package manager) does not have this latest version available.

Here is the link for the repository: http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/6/SRPMS/repoview/couchdb.html
The CouchDB version available in the repository is 1.0.2.

Any idea when is the repo going to get updated with the latest version of CouchDB?
Has anybody else faced this issue? Is there any alternate solution to this?