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From "ryan rawson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HBASE-850) bin/hbase should check `which java` to find java
Date Mon, 01 Jun 2009 23:33:07 GMT

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ryan rawson commented on HBASE-850:
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we need to be really careful here - on most Debian based distros, the standard /usr/bin/java
is a highly obsolete, non-sun JDK that is 150% inappropriate for running HBase.

Falling back on a non-sun JVM is never going to be the right thing to do for a while. 

> bin/hbase should check `which java` to find java
> ------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-850
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-850
>             Project: Hadoop HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: scripts
>            Reporter: Michael Bieniosek
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Currently, the bin/hbase script tries to find java in JAVA_HOME/bin/java. If JAVA_HOME
isn't set, it errors out.
> Instead, I think it should check `which java 2>/dev/null` to see if there is a java
on the user's PATH. If a java is on the user's path, the script should just set JAVA=java.

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