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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: HBase .92 maven artifacts compiled against different releases of Hadoop
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2011 05:46:34 GMT
On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 6:29 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
> 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!

Sounds reasonable.

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