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From Roman Shaposhnik <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: HBase .92 maven artifacts compiled against different releases of Hadoop
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2011 02:29:30 GMT
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 11:27 AM, Gary Helmling <ghelmling@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> IMO a Hbase release should not include Hadoop JARs. Then, it would
>> require a Hadoop installed to run. And it would use the Hadoop
>> 'hadoop' CLI to start.
>>
>
> I agree with not bundling Hadoop for RPM/deb packages where the
> package management system can take care of the dependencies.
>
> I'm -1 on excluding the Hadoop jar from the tarball distribution,
> however.  Forcing newcomers to download a Hadoop distribution in
> addition to HBase, just to be able to start up a local _stand-alone_
> HBase instance for testing is shooting ourselves in the foot as a
> project.  We already get flak for being too complicated to run, let's
> not add to it.

Ok, so it sounds like we have a consensus on:
   1. make tests MR-agnostic
   2. making Hadoop an optional dependency with the lowest (current
version of Hadoop being the default).
   3. keeping Hadoop jar as part of the tarball dsitro

I'll open up JIRAs accordingly. Thanks for the feedback!

Thanks,
Roman.

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