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From Colin <>
Subject Re: (SOLVED) Installing Datastax Cassandra 1.2.15 Using Yum (Java Issue)
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:48:23 GMT
OpenJDK will crash under load whilst running Cassandra.  

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> On Mar 28, 2014, at 4:11 PM, Jon Forrest <> wrote:
> In a previous message I described my guess at
> what was causing the Datastax Cassandra installation
> to require OpenJDK. Using the method I describe below,
> I'm now able to install the Datastax Cassandra rpm.
> Note that I have no idea (yet) whether Cassandra actually
> runs, but at least it installs.
> There's a wonderful opensource program out there called
> rpmrebuild. It lets you examine and modify the metadata
> in an rpm, including the dependencies. So, I ran
> rpmrebuild -e -p cassandra12-1.2.15-1.noarch.rpm
> This puts me in an editor with the spec file loaded.
> I searched for 'java' and found the line
> Requires:      java >= 1.6.0
> I changed this line to
> Requires:      jdk >= 1.6.0
> I wrote out the file and exited the editor. This created
> /root/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/cassandra12-1.2.15-1.noarch.rpm
> which I put in a local yum repo. I was then able to install
> this using yum and I was able to start Cassandra. Problem solved!
> Now I'm on to test whether this installation really works.
> Jon Forrest
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