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From Bharath Ravi Kumar <>
Subject Re: HDP 2.2 AM abort : Unable to find ExecutorLauncher class
Date Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:23:30 GMT
Hi Todd,

Thanks for the help. I'll try again after building a distribution with the
1.3 sources. However, I wanted to confirm what I mentioned earlier:  is it
sufficient to copy the distribution only to the client host from where
spark-submit is invoked(with spark.yarn.jar set), or is there a need to
ensure that the entire distribution is deployed made available pre-deployed
on every host in the yarn cluster? I'd assume that the latter shouldn't be

On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 8:38 PM, Todd Nist <> wrote:

> Hi Bharath,
> I ran into the same issue a few days ago, here is a link to a post on
> Horton's fourm.
> Incase anyone else needs to perform this these are the steps I took to get
> it to work with Spark 1.2.1 as well as Spark 1.3.0-RC3:
> 1. Pull 1.2.1 Source
> 2. Apply the following patches
> a. Address jackson version,
> b. Address the propagation of the hdp.version set in the
> spark-default.conf,
> 3. build with $SPARK_HOME./ –name hadoop2.6 –tgz
> -Pyarn -Phadoop-2.4 -Dhadoop.version=2.6.0 -Phive -Phive-thriftserver
> -DskipTests package
> Then deploy the resulting artifact => spark-1.2.1-bin-hadoop2.6.tgz
> following instructions in the HDP Spark preview
> FWIW spark-1.3.0 appears to be working fine with HDP as well and steps 2a
> and 2b are not required.
> -Todd
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 10:13 AM, Bharath Ravi Kumar <>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Trying to run spark ( 1.2.1 built for hdp 2.2) against a yarn cluster results in
the AM failing to start with following error on stderr:
>> Error: Could not find or load main class org.apache.spark.deploy.yarn.ExecutorLauncher
>> An application id was assigned to the job, but there were no logs. Note that the
spark distribution has not been "installed" on every host in the cluster and the aforementioned
spark build was copied  to one of the hadoop client hosts in the cluster to launch the
>> job. Spark-submit was run with --master yarn-client and spark.yarn.jar was set to
the assembly jar from the above distribution. Switching the spark distribution to the HDP
recommended  version
>> and following the instructions on this page <>
did not fix the problem either. Any idea what may have caused this error ?
>> Thanks,
>> Bharath

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