The easiest way to run CouchDB on Mac OS X is through the native Mac OS X application. Just follow the below instructions:
That’s all, now CouchDB is installed on your Mac:
The Homebrew build of CouchDB 2.0 is still in development. Check back often for updates.
CouchDB no longer ships with any daemonization scripts.
You can use the launchctl command to control the CouchDB daemon.
The couchdb team recommends runit to run CouchDB persistently and reliably. Configuration of runit is straightforward; if you have questions, reach out to the CouchDB user mailing list.
Naturally, you can configure launchd or other init daemons to launch CouchDB and keep it running using standard configuration files.
Consult your system documentation for more information.