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From "Eric Evans (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-3570) barrier-of-entry: make ./bin/cassandra -f work out of the box by changing default cassandra.yaml
Date Sun, 04 Dec 2011 05:28:40 GMT

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Eric Evans commented on CASSANDRA-3570:
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bq. Yes, I am aware that you can over-ride the configuration but honestly, that's just painful.
Especially when switching between various versions of Cassandra.

Just playing Devil's advocate here, but is this really optimizing for the new/first-time users,
or for someone who does a lot of ad hoc testing?
                
> barrier-of-entry: make ./bin/cassandra -f work out of the box by changing default cassandra.yaml
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-3570
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-3570
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Peter Schuller
>            Assignee: Peter Schuller
>            Priority: Trivial
>         Attachments: CASSANDRA_3570-dbpath.txt
>
>
> This is probably going to be controversial. But how about the attached simple patch to
just have ./db exist, and then have Cassandra configured to use that by default? This makes
it a lot easier for people to just run Cassandra out of the working copy, whether you are
a developer or a user who wants to apply a patch when being assisted by a Cassandra developer.
> A real deployment with packaging should properly override these paths anyway, and the
default /var/lib stuff is pretty useless. Even if you are root on the machine, who it is much
cleaner to just run self-contained.
> Yes, I am aware that you can over-ride the configuration but honestly, that's just painful.
Especially when switching between various versions of Cassandra.

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