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From Jon Forrest <>
Subject (SOLVED) Installing Datastax Cassandra 1.2.15 Using Yum (Java Issue)
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:11:21 GMT
In a previous message I described my guess at
what was causing the Datastax Cassandra installation
to require OpenJDK. Using the method I describe below,
I'm now able to install the Datastax Cassandra rpm.
Note that I have no idea (yet) whether Cassandra actually
runs, but at least it installs.

There's a wonderful opensource program out there called
rpmrebuild. It lets you examine and modify the metadata
in an rpm, including the dependencies. So, I ran

rpmrebuild -e -p cassandra12-1.2.15-1.noarch.rpm

This puts me in an editor with the spec file loaded.
I searched for 'java' and found the line

Requires:      java >= 1.6.0

I changed this line to

Requires:      jdk >= 1.6.0

I wrote out the file and exited the editor. This created
which I put in a local yum repo. I was then able to install
this using yum and I was able to start Cassandra. Problem solved!

Now I'm on to test whether this installation really works.

Jon Forrest

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