[Fedora-packaging] Packing Hadoop
pertusus at free.fr
Sat Jan 17 11:22:58 UTC 2009
On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 09:07:50PM +0100, Fabian Deutsch wrote:
> There are a couple of issues I ran into:
> - Can I explicitly require a java package not just to be installed, but
> also to be the the selected alternative?
> (openjdk ist required at build- and runtime)
I did that for tetex-tex4ht, copying what was done in freecol.
> - What about missing dependencies?
> There are some jars required which are not packed up in Fedora yet.
> I'm not allowed to use the binary-jars distributed in the hadoop
Indeed you are not. They should be packaged in fedora.
> - Scripts
> There are scripts to run hadoop and dfs (bin/start-all, stop-all, ...)
> Where shall I put them? Create a custom user, as postgres does?
If hadoop runs as a daemon, it should not run as root but as a
special user. And you can do an initscript for fedora, to integrate well
with init daemon management. But since I have no ieda what hadoop is,
I may be telling nonsensical stuff.
In any case, and especially for your first package and an hard package,
you can submit a review request with a non-perfect package, as long as
you tell it clearly in a comment.
As a side note, in general this list should not be used for
packaging questions, unless you have in mind a needed change in
guidelines to accomodate your package. The development questions should
better go to fedora-devel-list, since here it is more to discuss
packaging guidelines than for help on existing guidelines.
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