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From "Daniel Dai (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (PIG-1381) Need a way for Pig to take an alternative property file
Date Tue, 11 May 2010 07:23:42 GMT

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Daniel Dai commented on PIG-1381:
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Hi, V.V.Chaitanya,
Are you still working on this issue? We want to do both option 1 & 2. That is:
1. We provide command line option -propertyfile <name>
2. We read both pig-default.properties and pig.properties. pig.properties will override pig-default.properties.
When release, we will bundle pig-default.properties in pig.jar and user can give a pig.properties
in classpath

> Need a way for Pig to take an alternative property file
> -------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: PIG-1381
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIG-1381
>             Project: Pig
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: impl
>    Affects Versions: 0.7.0
>            Reporter: Daniel Dai
>            Assignee: V.V.Chaitanya Krishna
>             Fix For: 0.8.0
>
>
> Currently, Pig read the first ever pig.properties in CLASSPATH. Pig has a default pig.properties
and if user have a different pig.properties, there will be a conflict since we can only read
one. There are couple of ways to solve it:
> 1. Give a command line option for user to pass an additional property file
> 2. Change the name for default pig.properties to pig-default.properties, and user can
give a pig.properties to override
> 3. Further, can we consider to use pig-default.xml/pig-site.xml, which seems to be more
natural for hadoop community. If so, we shall provide backward compatibility to also read
pig.properties, pig-cluster-hadoop-site.xml. 

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