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From "Milind Bhandarkar (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-7521) bintar created tarball should use a common directory for prefix
Date Fri, 05 Aug 2011 21:39:27 GMT

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Milind Bhandarkar commented on HADOOP-7521:
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FWIW, here is a definition of "tarbomb" from wikipedia:

A tarbomb is derogatory hacker slang used to refer to a tarball that does not follow the usual
conventions, i.e. it contains many files that extract into the working directory. Such a tarball
can create problems by overwriting files of the same name in the working directory, or mixing
one project's files into another. It is almost always an inconvenience to the user, who is
obliged to identify and delete a number of files scattered throughout the directory's contents.
Such behavior is considered bad etiquette on the part of the archive's creator.

> bintar created tarball should use a common directory for prefix
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-7521
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-7521
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: build
>    Affects Versions: 0.23.0
>         Environment: Java 6, Maven, Linux/Mac
>            Reporter: Eric Yang
>            Assignee: Eric Yang
>         Attachments: HADOOP-7521.patch
>
>
> The binary tarball contains the directory structure like:
> {noformat}
> hadoop-common-0.23.0-SNAPSHOT-bin/bin
>                                  /etc/hadoop
>                                  /libexec
>                                  /sbin
>                                  /share/hadoop/common
> {noformat}
> It would be nice to rename the prefix directory to a common directory where it is common
to all Hadoop stack software.  Therefore, user can untar hbase, hadoop, zookeeper, pig, hive
all into the same location and run from the top level directory without manually renaming
them to the same directory again.
> By default the prefix directory can be /usr.  Hence, it could merge with the base OS.

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