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From David Medinets <>
Subject Re: Vote For A) README_UBUNTU B) "Compiling on Ubuntu" In README
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2012 00:56:44 GMT
No. I'll try to do this tomorrow if nobody does it first.

On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 11:02 AM, Keith Turner <> wrote:
> Dave,
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Keith
> 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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