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From "Allen Wittenauer (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-2303) jsvc needs to be recompilable
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2012 04:47:53 GMT

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Allen Wittenauer commented on HDFS-2303:
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bq. It's better to have the user install jsvc as part of the OS libs then building 3rd party
native library as part of hadoop builds.

I feel the need to point out that the current method is first party given that jsvc is Apache
software and pulling from the OS vendor would be third party. 

I also feel the need to point out that pulling jsvc out of the distribution should also require
pulling other binary components out of the distribution for the exact same reasons.  It doesn't
make much sense to me to pull a binary version of one ASF project and the source release for
another without a very compelling reason.  Given that we don't care about portability, I don't
see the value of removing jsvc.
                
> jsvc needs to be recompilable
> -----------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-2303
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-2303
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Roman Shaposhnik
>            Assignee: Roman Shaposhnik
>         Attachments: HDFS-2303.patch.txt
>
>
> It would be nice to recompile jsvc as part of the native profile. This has a number of
benefits including an ability to re-generate all binary artifacts, etc. Most of all, however,
it will provide a way to generate jsvc on Linux distributions that don't have matching libc

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