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From Arpit Agarwal <aagar...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: Hadoop 1.2.1 or 2.2.0 on Windows - XP-SP2 Not using Cygwin
Date Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:51:56 GMT

Instructions to build Hadoop 2.2 on Windows are at

Chuck Lam's book is great but out of date wrt Windows support. Windows XP
is not a supported platform. Windows Server 2008 or later is recommended
and Windows Vista is also likely to work.

On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 11:10 PM, Anand Murali <anand_vihar@yahoo.com>wrote:

> Dear All:
> I have been on a discovery cum learning process for the last 2 months,
> trying to install and use the above Hadoop packages using Cygwin on the
> Windows XP platform, after reading a text book (Hadoop in action - Chuck
> Lam), where he has suggested using Cygwin to work with a Unix like
> environment.
> Much to my dismay, I have come across many installation and runtime
> problems with both Cygwin and Hadoop and things have been very unstable. I
> posted this issue on the issue tracker website and was told that Cygwin is
> not supported on both Hadoop releases, however, I could build for a windows
> environment. I am not sure of how it is done and need assistance and
> advise. I shall be thankful for a response and direction. Look forward to
> an early reply.
> Thanks,
>  Anand Murali
> 11/7, 'Anand Vihar', Kandasamy St, Mylapore
> Chennai - 600 004, India
> Ph: (044)- 28474593/ 43526162 (voicemail)

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