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From "Allen Wittenauer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-14976) Allow overriding HADOOP_SHELL_EXECNAME
Date Tue, 24 Oct 2017 20:14:02 GMT

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Allen Wittenauer commented on HADOOP-14976:

bq. This is not a valid bash variable name.

Worse, it pretty much breaks the Hadoop user experience.

bq. There may be better alternatives.

Maybe the bigger question is why would a distribution rename the binaries.  With hadoop 3.x
being significantly more flexible as to the shell environment configuration (e.g., function
overrides) those distributions might need to reconsider their strategies.

> Allow overriding HADOOP_SHELL_EXECNAME
> --------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-14976
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-14976
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Arpit Agarwal
> Some Hadoop shell scripts infer their own name using this bit of shell magic:
> {code}
>  18     MYNAME="${BASH_SOURCE-$0}"
> {code}
> e.g. see the [hdfs|https://github.com/apache/hadoop/blob/trunk/hadoop-hdfs-project/hadoop-hdfs/src/main/bin/hdfs#L18]
> The inferred shell script name is later passed to _hadoop-functions.sh_ which uses it
to construct the names of some environment variables. E.g. when invoking _hdfs datanode_,
the options variable name is inferred as follows:
> {code}
> {code}
> This works well if the calling script name is standard {{hdfs}} or {{yarn}}. If a distribution
renames the script to something like foo.bar, , then the variable names will be inferred as
{{FOO.BAR_DATANODE_OPTS}}. This is not a valid bash variable name.

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