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From Jon Forrest <>
Subject Re: Installing Datastax Cassandra 1.2.15 Using Yum (Java Issue)
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:57:43 GMT
I've done a little more research on this problem.
I'm now convinced that this is a Cassandra problem,
but not the problem I had originally thought.

For example, I downloaded cassandra12-1.2.15-1.noarch.rpm
and I then ran the following with the results shown:

# rpm -iv cassandra12-1.2.15-1.noarch.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
         java >= 1.6.0 is needed by cassandra12-1.2.15-1.noarch

This clearly shows that Cassandra is dependent on java, but
notice that it says nothing about openjdk. However, if I now

# yum install java

I see (edited)

Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package java-1.7.0-openjdk.x86_64 1: will be

This is the crux of the problem. By making Cassandra dependent on
"java", instead of "jdk" or "jre", then installing Cassandra will
always require openjdk.

One way of proving this is what I see when I run

# yum install jdk

which is

Package 2000:jdk-1.7.0_51-fcs.x86_64 already installed and latest version

That's what we want the Cassandra rpm to see. So, I'm going to try
repacking the Cassandra rpm to depend on jdk. If all goes well, this
will work, or at least let the installation get farther.

Jon Forrest

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