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From Andrew Purtell <apurt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Updated HBASE RPMS
Date Tue, 22 Dec 2009 18:12:36 GMT
Unless you do init.d integration and service dependency -- both of which
is complicated by distro specific details -- then a RPM or DEB is just
basically a tarball in another form. I suppose registering it as a package
has some small benefit for inventory and version tracking of what is 
installed on a system. But wouldn't the system obviously be a host for
Hadoop and HBase services?

> Maybe we simply start with a standard based layout and a Cloudera CDH
> layout and add more as needed?

You should look at the Cloudera HBase package. There is a script which 
runs at the 'install' step during the build which splits HBase into more
LHS natural locations:

  alternatives symlink /etc/hbase-{version}/conf.bar -> /etc/hbase-{version}

  hbase script at /usr/bin with patched paths


Do you want to support that?

Also, if we do provide RPMs and DEBs, are we obligated to support users
who encounter the vagaries of RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu,
Slack, etc. etc. etc. ? 

   - Andy

----- Original Message ----
> From: Lars George <lars.george@gmail.com>
> To: hbase-user@hadoop.apache.org
> Sent: Tue, December 22, 2009 9:43:08 AM
> Subject: Re: Updated HBASE RPMS
> Hi Edward,
> Andrew, Jeff H and I were discussing this a while ago. I had someone
> else ask for a .deb of the current release. Andrew created the older
> rpm's for Cloudera (I think) back then but cannot really maintain
> them. So I personally would appreciate someone hosting those on their
> own infrastructure and we point to it. I back then suggested we add
> scripts to contrib which builds the respective .rpm or .deb (or add it
> to the ant build.xml so that it can be run). Andrew pointed out that
> this is difficult as the specific install scripts require intimate
> knowledge as to where things are located (like where is Hadoop etc.).
> Maybe we simply start with a standard based layout and a Cloudera CDH
> layout and add more as needed? Because once you have added those build
> scripts in either location (thinking about it I guess contrib is best
> as it needs those scripts and other possible resources that need to be
> packed into the package - but could still be all tied up in an ant
> script as that is platform independent) anyone can build them or use
> yours which you build the same way but host already done. What do you
> think?
> Lars
> On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 6:00 PM, Edward Capriolo wrote:
> > All,
> >
> > I got my hbase jumpstart with the cloudera RPMs. Cloudera told me the
> > HBase guys created them (im assuming those guys are on list). I have
> > not been able to find the RPMs anywhere besides cloudera.
> >
> > Cloudera did provide me the source RPMs, I have noticed however that
> > CE was still at v 0.20.0, and I was missing many things I needed. I
> > patched in 0.20.2.
> >
> > Unless someone else is doing this already, I would like to host an RPM
> > repo for HBase with the latest and greatest (stable) HBase release.
> >
> > Any thoughts?
> >
> > Edward
> >


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