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From "Dragga, Christopher" <>
Subject RE: basic, dumb getting started question (single-node)
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:36:24 GMT
Alternatively, for hive-site.xml, you can create an empty XML file with just the header and
a set of configuration tags (<configuration></configuration>) and only fill in
those properties that you want to change; Hive will then use the defaults for everything else.
 Either approach works.

-Chris Dragga

From: Ritesh Kumar Singh []
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2014 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: basic, dumb getting started question (single-node)

However u can configure your hive manually when ever you have some time( or in case next time
you get stuck somewhere :p). Just go to the $HIVE_HOME/conf/ directory. U will see a lot of
template files in there. Each one is written with most of the basic params set. Now what we
do is copy all the files with .template extensions to their normal extensions.

Ex: copy to in the same directory. Once you have copied the
template files as normal ones, you can manually tune them by specifying all their properties.
These properties are then automatically loaded whenever you start your hive server/worker.

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 1:34 AM, Nicholas Murphy <<>>
Okay, an explanation of my idiocy for future idiots:

It seemed like the documentation was saying running HCatalog was a necessary prerequisite,
and it's not.  I couldn't start the HCatalog server out of the box (I still can' complains
about a lack of hive-site.xml), but running hive works (I think) just fine.


> On Nov 12, 2014, at 3:12 PM, Ritesh Kumar Singh <<>>
> Run this first:
> >cp $HIVE_HOME/conf/ $HIVE_HOME/conf/
> >gedit $HIVE_HOME/conf/
> Uncomment the lines towards the bottom that asks for HADDOP_HOME and HIVE_CONF_DIR and
set the locations.
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 4:31 AM, Gopal V <<>>
> On 11/12/14, 1:27 PM, Nicholas Murphy wrote:
> Hadoop version 2.5.1, Hive version 0.13.1, Oracle JDK (1.6, I believe), Debian 7.7.
> I notice the default conf/ directory has a bunch of template files, but only that.  Can
> point me to a resource, or to an example of what configuration I need, to actually run
> correctly out of the box on a single machine?
> I do a build the first thing every morning with the latest of Tez/Hive & leave perf
runs in the night, if all day it didn't give me any errors.
> So, I run into this problem often enough that I carry an easy build+install combo as
part of my git repos.
> FYI, this tracks bleeding edge of Hive+Tez (& ships a rough hive-site.xml.default
which corresponds to one of my setups).
> That Makefile + the hive-site.xml.default/.frag should help - you'll have to edit the
defaults for things like the mysql:// jdbc configs for metastore.
> Cheers,
> Gopal

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