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From Nicholas Chammas <>
Subject Re: spark ec2 as non-root / any plan to improve that in the future ?
Date Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:07:08 GMT
No plans to change that at the moment, but agreed it is against accepted
convention. It would be a lot of work to change the tool, change the AMIs,
and test everything. My suggestion is not to hold your breath for such a

spark-ec2, as far as I understand, is not intended for spinning up
permanent or production infrastructure (though people may use it for those
purposes), so there isn't a big impetus to fix this kind of issue. It works
really well for what it was intended for: spinning up clusters for testing,
prototyping, and experimenting.


On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 3:25 AM matd <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Spark ec2 scripts are useful, but they install everything as root.
> AFAIK, it's not a good practice ;-)
> Why is it so ?
> Should these scripts reserved for test/demo purposes, and not to be used
> for
> a production system ?
> Is it planned in some roadmap to improve that, or to replace ec2-scripts
> with something else ?
> Would it be difficult to change them to use a sudo-er instead ?
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