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Ambari DataNode Install Error

  • #34987
    Fred LaCrosse

    I’m getting the error below when the DataNode is trying to install. I haven’t had much luck in tracking down what this error is related to and how I can correct it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    err: /Stage[2]/Hdp-hadoop::Initialize/Hdp::Package[ambari-log4j]/Hdp::Package::Process_pkg[ambari-log4j]/Package[ambari-log4j]/ensure: change from absent to present failed: Execution of ‘/usr/bin/yum -d 0 -e 0 -y install ambari-log4j’ returned 1: Error: Nothing to do

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  • #34994
    Fred LaCrosse

    well, I played around with this during my lunch break and it seems related to the local repositories I set up. When I flipped the one machine that has internet connectivity to use the ambari.repo from http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/ambari-beta/centos6/1.x/beta/ instead of using the local repository the DataNode completed installation. I’ll have to investigate this more when I get home.


    Hi Fred,

    It looks like the local repository on the machine you were installing the DataNode was missing the ambari-log4j package – this would throw the error you were seeing and why it worked when you gave it internet connection.



    Fred LaCrosse

    Thanks Dave, I’m up and running now! I had missed all the packages in the public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/index.html#/ambari-beta/centos6/1.x/beta/ folder on my local repository.

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