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From John Vines <>
Subject Re: Accumulo software and processes owner
Date Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:27:11 GMT
You can actually grab the ones from 1.4.3 or 1.4.4-SNAPSHOT, they don't
depend on anything specific from those releases from as far as I can

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 5:25 PM, Terry P. <> wrote:

> John, sorry, I did find bits under the
> /src/assemble/platform/debian/init.d directory -- I'm on Red Hat and CentOS
> though, and very Debian illiterate so not sure how much rework it would be
> to run on Red Hat / CentOS.
> On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 4:24 PM, Terry P. <> wrote:
>> Thanks guys.  Adam, what you laid out gives me exactly what I needed.
>> Josh, when adding the recommendation to the docs to use 'accumulo'
>> account, for newbs like me it would also help to provide the info Adam
>> shared as well.  Right now the user manual pretty much assumes you know
>> exactly what you're doing with HDFS, which (as I am proof of!) is not
>> always the case.
>> John, are you referring to 1.5?  I don't see an assembly/init.d directory
>> in 1.4.2.  And while 1.4.2 does have the etc_initd_accumulo script, it does
>> not have any 'su' commands in it to su to an accumulo (or otherwise-named)
>> account to start Accumulo, which is also one of the main reasons I wanted
>> to ask the question.
>> Thanks again gang.
>> On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 4:14 PM, John Vines <> wrote:
>>> On top of what Adam said, the scripts under assembly/init.d will not
>>> only install init.d scripts and set rc levels, they will also create an
>>> accumulo, accumulo_trace, and accumulo_monitor user and the processes will
>>> run under those users.
>>> On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 4:35 PM, Terry P. <> wrote:
>>>> I just finished setting up an 8-node cluster using Cloudera CDH3u5 and
>>>> Accumulo 1.4.2.  The Cloudera rpm installations created the hdfs Linux user
>>>> and hadoop group (and others).  I initially created an accumulo Linux user
>>>> and set it as the owner of the Accumulo software.
>>>> However, after HDFS was up and running, when I attempted to start
>>>> Accumulo as the accumulo Linux user, I of course got HDFS permission denied
>>>> when it tried to write to HDFS.  Being a newbie, I didn't bother figuring
>>>> out how to grant HDFS permissions to the accumulo account, I just started
>>>> Accumulo as the hdfs user so I could get things rolling.
>>>> As what user does one normally start Accumulo?  hdfs?  Linux root?  The
>>>> Accumulo User Manual never recommends anything about who the Accumulo
>>>> binaries should be owned by or what account it should be run under (e.g.
>>>> root, or an accumulo Linux account).
>>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>> Terry

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