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From Ted Dunning <tdunn...@veoh.com>
Subject Re: External jars revisited.
Date Mon, 08 Oct 2007 19:46:58 GMT

Can you show us the lines in your code where you construct the JobConf?

If you don't include a class in that constructor call, then Hadoop doesn't
have enough of a hint to find your jar files.

On 10/8/07 12:03 PM, "Christophe Taton" <christophe.taton@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Daniel,
> Can you try to build and run a single jar file which contains all
> required class files directly (i.e. without including jar files inside
> the job jar file)?
> This should prevent classloading problems. If the error still persists,
> then you might suspect other problems.
> Chris
> Daniel Wressle wrote:
>> Hello Hadoopers!
>> I have just recently started using Hadoop and I have a question that
>> has puzzled me for a couple of days now.
>> I have already browsed the mailing list and found some relevant posts,
>> especially
>> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/lucene-hadoop-user/200708.mbox/%3c84
>> ad79bb0708131649x3b94cc18x7a0910090f06a1e7@mail.gmail.com%3e,
>> but the solution eludes me.
>> My Map/Reduce job relies on external jars and I had to modify my ant
>> script to include them in the lib/ directory of my jar file. So far,
>> so good. The job runs without any issues when I issue the job on my
>> local machine only.
>> However, adding a second machine to the mini-cluster presents the
>> following problem: a NullPointerException being thrown as soon as I
>> call any function within a class I have imported from the external
>> jars. Please note that this will only happen on the other machine, the
>> maps on my main machine, which I submit the job on, will proceed
>> without any warnings.
>> java.lang.NullPointerException at xxx.xxx.xxx (Unknown Source) is the
>> actual log output from hadoop.
>> My jar file contains all the necessary jars in the lib/ directory. Do
>> I need to place them somewhere else on the slaves in order for my
>> submitted job to be able to use them?
>> Any pointers would be much appreciated.

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