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From "Eric Newton (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-500) Need mechanism for init to work with empty /accumulo directory
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:21:28 GMT


Eric Newton commented on ACCUMULO-500:

I was *so* going to make a fake bug "500".  Very jealous.
> Need mechanism for init to work with empty /accumulo directory
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-500
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.4.0
>            Reporter: John Vines
> I don't know if this should be done for 1.4.1 or 1.5.0, but this is primarily to help
support ACCUMULO-404. In a secured installation, there is the assumption that the accumulo
user only has rwx access in the /accumulo directory and it's children. Unfortunately, Accumulo
only knows how to init with there being no /accumulo directory. While I understand we don't
want to worry about clobbering the directory, we should provide a mechanism to init on top
of an existing, but empty, /accumulo hdfs directory. This will allow the SA to create an accumulo
directory and provide perms appropriately for the accumulo user, rather than having to grant
write at the root level and then revoking that permission after initting.

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