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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 14:18:10 GMT
Steve Loughran <stevel@apache.org> writes:

> -RPM and deb packaging would be nice

Indeed.  The best thing would be to have the hadoop build system output
them, for some sensible subset of systems.

> -the jdk requirements are too harsh as it should run on openjdk's JRE
> or jrockit; no need for sun only. Too bad the only way to say that is
> leave off all jdk dependencies.

I haven't tried running Hadoop on anything but the Sun JDK, much less
built it from source (well, the rpmbuild did that so I guess I have).

> -I worry about how they patch the rc.d files. I can see why, but
> wonder what that does with the RPM ownership

Those are just fine: (from hadoop-init.tmpl)

# (c) Copyright 2009 Cloudera, Inc.
#   Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
#   you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.


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