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Subject [Cassandra Wiki] Update of "GettingStarted" by AntonioOgnio
Date Thu, 10 Jun 2010 04:47:05 GMT
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The "GettingStarted" page has been changed by AntonioOgnio.
The comment on this change is: Explicit mention of current Linux and Mac OS X versions..


  Some people running OS X have trouble getting Java 6 to work. If you've kept up with Apple's
updates, Java 6 should already be installed (it comes in Mac OS X 10.5 Update 1). Unfortunately,
Apple does not default to using it. What you have to do is change your `JAVA_HOME` environment
setting to `/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6/Home` and add `/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6/Home/bin`
to the beginning of your `PATH`.
  And now for the moment of truth, start up Cassandra by invoking `bin/cassandra -f` from
the command line<<FootNote(To learn more about controlling the behavior of startup scripts,
see RunningCassandra.)>>. The service should start in the foreground and log gratuitously
to standard-out. Assuming you don't see messages with scary words like "error", or "fatal",
or anything that looks like a Java stack trace, then chances are you've succeeded. To be certain
though, take some time to try out the examples in CassandraCli and ThriftInterface before
moving on. Also, if you run into problems, Don't Panic, calmly proceed to [[#if_something_goes_wrong|If
Something Goes Wrong]].
+ Users of recent Linux distributions and Mac OS X Snow Leopard should be able to start up
Cassandra simply by untarring and invoking `bin/cassandra -f` with root privileges. Snow Leopard
ships with Java 1.6.0 and does not require changing the `JAVA_HOME` environment variable or
adding any directory to your `PATH`. On Linux just make sure you have a working Java JDK package
installed such as the `openjdk-6-jdk` on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx.
  == Step 3: Running a cluster ==
  Setting up a Cassandra cluster is ''almost'' as simple as repeating [[#running_a_single_node|Step
2]] for each node in your cluster. There are a few minor exceptions though.

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