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From Shivram Mani <shivram.m...@gmail.com>
Subject PXF RPM updates
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2017 23:06:43 GMT
As part of the effort to make the PXF build and rpm OSS friendly which was
initiated as part of https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HAWQ-1297 and
documented here
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/HAWQ/PXF+Build+and+Install, we
wanted to make the usage of PXF rpms clear.

Below is the summary of the expected behavior as an outcome of the minor
change in https://github.com/apache/incubator-hawq/pull/1208

1. The default outcome of make rpm will be to generate apache hadoop
compliant PXF rpms.

2. If a user needs to generate PXF rpms that need to be compliant to a
particular distribution say hdp, they will simply need to set HD=hdp prior
to running make rpm

For both scenarios the component level PXF rpms (pxf-service, pxf-hdfs,
pxf-hive, etc), will have a dependancy on the generic hadoop/hive rpms
(hadoop-hdfs, hadoop-common, hive,etc) with a minimum specified version as
shown in
If the user uses a distribution which has different rpm names, they will
need to make sure to have virtual rpms that refer to the custom hadoop rpm

3. Alternatively if you are not a believer of rpms, feel free to simply
build and configure PXF using make install as shown in the PXF Build
Install document.

shivram mani

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