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From "Dennis Kubes (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-1622) Hadoop should provide a way to allow the user to specify jar file(s) the user job depends on
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2007 17:55:09 GMT

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Dennis Kubes commented on HADOOP-1622:
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For Nutch development at least (I don't know about others),  it is more useful if classes
in later jars overwrite classes in earlier jars.  This will enable someone to do Nutch development,
overriding or reworking core classes, without touching the main Nutch source code base.  For
many of the Nutch programs, a NutchJob is created that automatically sets the job jar file,
which would now be the first jar file.  We wanted to be able to override that when necessary.

> Hadoop should provide a way to allow the user to specify jar file(s) the user job depends
on
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-1622
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1622
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Runping Qi
>         Attachments: multipleJobJars.patch
>
>
> More likely than not, a user's job may depend on multiple jars.
> Right now, when submitting a job through bin/hadoop, there is no way for the user to
specify that. 
> A walk around for that is to re-package all the dependent jars into a new jar or put
the dependent jar files in the lib dir of the new jar.
> This walk around causes unnecessary inconvenience to the user. Furthermore, if the user
does not own the main function 
> (like the case when the user uses Aggregate, or datajoin, streaming), the user has to
re-package those system jar files too.
> It is much desired that hadoop provides a clean and simple way for the user to specify
a list of dependent jar files at the time 
> of job submission. Someting like:
> bin/hadoop .... --depending_jars j1.jar:j2.jar 

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