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From Amal G Jose <amalg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Install Hadoop on Linux Pseudo Distributed Mode - Root Required?
Date Sun, 19 May 2013 03:41:43 GMT
CDH is also available as tarball. So if you are planning to do tarball
installation. No root privilege is required. You can install it completely
including java. But make sure that the necessary ports in the machine are
If you are planning to do a package installation, you need root privileges.
But these root permission are just for installation only.

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 10:04 PM, Harsh J <harsh@cloudera.com> wrote:

> Raj,
> Apache Hadoop by itself does not require root privileges to run
> (assuming a non-secure setup). You can run it out of a tarball from a
> home directory you have on the server machines.
> However, many prefer using packages, such as those from Apache
> Bigtop/etc., to install Hadoop and use it. This facilitates easier
> upgrades and is closer to the regular management/administration of an
> OS. Installing packages in an OS requires root-level permissions due
> to the kind of paths it touches. Root isn't a user that will run the
> services in the end, however.
> The only real reason you need root to actually run the cluster is when
> you set it up for security and you'd need to start the DN over
> reserved ports. In this case, we need the DN to start as root, but
> post-port-bind we switch back down to the actual user.
> On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 8:12 PM, Raj Hadoop <hadoopraj@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am planning to install Hadoop on Linux in a Pseudo Distributed Mode (
> One
> > Machine ).  Do I require 'root' privileges for install ? Please advise.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Raj
> --
> Harsh J

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