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From Ian Soboroff <ian.sobor...@nist.gov>
Subject Re: RPM spec file for 0.19.1
Date Fri, 03 Apr 2009 14:09:20 GMT

If you guys want to spin RPMs for the community, that's great.  My main
motivation was that I wanted the current version rather than 0.18.3.

There is of course (as Steve points out) a larger discussion about if
you want RPMs, what should be in them.  In particular, some might want
to include the configuration in the RPMs.  That's a good reason to post
SRPMs, because then it's not so hard to re-roll the RPMs with different

(Personally I wouldn't manage configs with RPM, it's just a pain to
propagate changes.  Instead, we are looking at using Puppet for general
cluster configuration needs, and RPMs for the basic "binaries".)


Christophe Bisciglia <christophe@cloudera.com> writes:

> Hey Ian, we are totally fine with this - the only reason we didn't
> contribute the SPEC file is that it is the output of our internal
> build system, and we don't have the bandwidth to properly maintain
> multiple RPMs.
> That said, we chatted about this a bit today, and were wondering if
> the community would like us to host RPMs for all releases in our
> "devel" repository. We can't stand behind these from a reliability
> angle the same way we can with our "blessed" RPMs, but it's a
> manageable amount of additional work to have our build system spit
> those out as well.
> If you'd like us to do this, please add a "me too" to this page:
> http://www.getsatisfaction.com/cloudera/topics/should_we_release_host_rpms_for_all_releases
> We could even skip the branding on the "devel" releases :-)
> Cheers,
> Christophe
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 12:46 PM, Ian Soboroff <ian.soboroff@nist.gov> wrote:
>> I created a JIRA (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-5615)
>> with a spec file for building a 0.19.1 RPM.
>> I like the idea of Cloudera's RPM file very much.  In particular, it has
>> nifty /etc/init.d scripts and RPM is nice for managing updates.
>> However, it's for an older, patched version of Hadoop.
>> This spec file is actually just Cloudera's, with suitable edits.  The
>> spec file does not contain an explicit license... if Cloudera have
>> strong feelings about it, let me know and I'll pull the JIRA attachment.
>> The JIRA includes instructions on how to roll the RPMs yourself.  I
>> would have attached the SRPM but they're too big for JIRA.  I can offer
>> noarch RPMs build with this spec file if someone wants to host them.
>> Ian

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