[Fedora-packaging] Packing Hadoop

Fabian Deutsch fabian.deutsch at gmx.de
Sat Jan 17 17:19:44 UTC 2009

Hey Pat,

Am Samstag, den 17.01.2009, 12:22 +0100 schrieb Patrice Dumas:
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 09:07:50PM +0100, Fabian Deutsch wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > 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
> > tarball?
> 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.

Thanks for this hint.
I'll use a different list teh next time, didn't realize that it was the
wrong lsit.

- fabian

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