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From "Eric Yang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HADOOP-7521) bintar created tarball should use a common directory for prefix
Date Mon, 08 Aug 2011 18:20:35 GMT

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Eric Yang updated HADOOP-7521:
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    Resolution: Not A Problem
        Status: Resolved  (was: Patch Available)

Closing this as "not a problem".  I respect the community's opinion on this matter.  For merged
layout, user can run "tar -xv --strip-components 1 -f ../*.tar.gz" on their own.

> 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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