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From "Harsh J (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-9450) HADOOP_USER_CLASSPATH_FIRST is not honored; CLASSPATH is PREpended instead of APpended
Date Sat, 13 Apr 2013 09:52:17 GMT

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Harsh J commented on HADOOP-9450:
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bq. I can volunteer to test the patch on Windows. I'll comment again as soon as I get a chance
to test.

Thanks Chris!

bq. There is a slight change in behavior in that HADOOP_CONF_DIR is no longer guaranteed to
be first

Yes but this is iff the user has intentionally asked for his values to be first, which I think
should not come as a surprise to them. If you feel strongly though, we could keep the older
way around (but Windows lacked it too - we'd have to mutate that).
                
> HADOOP_USER_CLASSPATH_FIRST is not honored; CLASSPATH is PREpended instead of APpended
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-9450
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-9450
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Mitch Wyle
>         Attachments: HADOOP-9450.patch
>
>
> On line 133 of the hadoop shell wrapper, CLASSPATH is set as:
> CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:${HADOOP_CLASSPATH}
> Notice that the built-up CLASSPATH, along with all the libs and unwanted JARS are pre-pended
BEFORE the user's HADOOP_CLASSPATH.  Therefore there is no way to put your own JARs in front
of those that the hadoop wrapper script sets.
> We propose a patch that reverses this order.  Failing that, we would like to add a command
line option to override this behavior and enable a user's JARs to be found before the wrong
ones in the Hadoop library paths.
> We always welcome your opinions.

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