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From Keith Turner <>
Subject Re: Vote For A) README_UBUNTU B) "Compiling on Ubuntu" In README
Date Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:02:59 GMT

Would you be opposed to moving the ubunutu document to the docs dir?
Once its there we can add a link to it in svn from the Accumulo
developer web page.

Also I think the "snv co" instructions should reference a released
verion of Thrift, not the branch.  This can accomplished by
referencing a tag or a download of a release source tar ball.

So could do the following

svn co

What do you think?

Also, can you include in the instructions what version of Ubuntu the
instructions were tested against?  e.g.  12.04 x86_64

Do you know if the native Accumulo libraries build successfully when
you follow these instructions? The makefile tries to build 32 bit and
64 bit shared libraries, sometimes this fails on a 64 bit redhat
system unless 32 bit libraries are installed.



On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 9:36 PM, Josh Elser <> wrote:
> Neither
> Like Keith said, I'm not a fan of clustering documentation at the top level,
> especially linux distribution specific readmes. Accumulo is agnostic of the
> target flavor of linux, as such it doesn't make sense to keep such guidance
> beside the source code. As Dave said, I also agree that the user/developer
> manual doesn't make sense. I like the current top-level README. Succinct
> enough to not drive people away, and gives the necessary basic information
> to get up and running.
> I think adding Ubuntu specific information to the site
> would be a good place to host this kind of information. You could easily add
> a section which includes linux distribution specifics/quirks.
> On 07/27/2012 11:32 AM, Keith Turner wrote:
>> One concern I have is clutering the top level Accumulo dir.  We do not
>> have to put the ubunutu information in the README to avoid this.
>> Another option is moving the file to the docs dir or some of the
>> suggestions that Dave Marion made.
>> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 7:16 PM, David Medinets
>> <>  wrote:
>>> I'd like to get a vote by the contributors on which approach to use.
>>> I'll start the voting:
>>> A) +1 because I don't know how much information might be needed and
>>> the information might change for different versions of Accumulo. Also
>>> the README might wind up with many OS-specific sections. And, lastly
>>> because I've already done it. :)

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