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From "Owen O'Malley" <>
Subject Re: Guarding against the use of upstream scripts
Date Wed, 02 May 2012 18:01:02 GMT
On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Roman Shaposhnik <> wrote:
> Guys,
> I've noticed lately that new users of the Bigtop distro fall prey
> to thinking that they can simply utilized upstream launcher scripts
> as is by running them from under /usr/lib/<component>bin
> directories. Something this works. More often it doesn't.

This will break users in two ways:

1. Many user scripts use $HADOOP_HOME/bin/X to find script X.
2. Until those scripts are available in other locations, there is no
choice. For users that want to manage the servers manually, having
access to the is required. Of course, it should be in
/usr/sbin/, but until it is of course the users needs
to reference it in $HADOOP_HOME/sbin/

-- Owen

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