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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-4042) bin/hadoop should check `which java` to find java
Date Thu, 04 Sep 2008 22:13:46 GMT

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Doug Cutting commented on HADOOP-4042:
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This sounds reasonable and is what e.g., Ant's scripts do, so there's precedent.

> bin/hadoop should check `which java` to find java
> -------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-4042
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-4042
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: scripts
>    Affects Versions: 0.18.0
>            Reporter: Michael Bieniosek
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Currently, the bin/hadoop script tries to find java in JAVA_HOME/bin/java.  If JAVA_HOME
is not set, it errors out.
> Instead, I think it should check `which java 2>/dev/null` to see if there is a java
on the user's PATH.  If a java is on the user's path, the script should just set JAVA=java.

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