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From "Roman Shaposhnik (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-11393) Revert HADOOP_PREFIX, go back to HADOOP_HOME
Date Fri, 08 May 2015 18:21:01 GMT

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Roman Shaposhnik commented on HADOOP-11393:
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The patch is pretty straightforward and in general looks good to me. A couple of comments
still:
   * the parts that patch documentation need to be rebased on the current state of trunk
   * the hadoop-functions.sh part needs to be rebased as well
   * httpfs-env.sh httpfs-config.sh httpfs.sh mapred-config.sh rumen2sls.sh still use HADOOP_PREFIX
even after applying the patch

The biggest question I have is re: overriding HADOOP_HOME with HADOOP_PREFIX unconditionally.
Shouldn't we at least
start issuing a deprecation warning for use of HADOOP_PREFIX ?

[~aw] do you want to take care of the above?

> Revert HADOOP_PREFIX, go back to HADOOP_HOME
> --------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-11393
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-11393
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 3.0.0
>            Reporter: Allen Wittenauer
>              Labels: BB2015-05-TBR
>         Attachments: HADOOP-11393-00.patch
>
>
> Today, Windows and parts of the Hadoop source code still use HADOOP_HOME.  The switch
to HADOOP_PREFIX back in 0.21 or so didn't really accomplish what it was intended to do and
only helped confuse the situation.
> _HOME is a much more standard suffix and is, in fact, used for everything in Hadoop except
for the top level project home.  I think it would be beneficial to use HADOOP_HOME in the
shell code as the Official(tm) variable, still honoring HADOOP_PREFIX if it is set.



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