I would like to use the CombineFileInputFormat in a sequence of mapreduce jobs that run on Hadoop 20.2. I noticed that the class was in a mapred package, rather than in the mapreduce package. When I looked that up in Jira, I saw that there is an issue with trying to use the class in a mapreduce job. The issue MAPREDUCE-1601 is marked closed as 'will not fix'. I need the ability to combine inputs and I was wondering if you could suggest any other options on how to do this in a 20.2 mapreduce job please? Thank you.

Anna