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HDP on Linux – Installation Forum

HDP 2.0 Beta on 32-bit computers

  • #41353
    Jay Shachter

    I notice that claims to have RPMs
    for RHEL6 and CentOS6 64-bit, which doesn’t do me any good because I
    don’t own any 64-bit computers. But then I notice that even the
    tarballs say, “RHEL/CentOS 6 (64-bit)” which suggests that even your
    source distributions come with OS and hardware dependencies, and is
    that really true? So far I’ve been trying to get things working on an
    Ubuntu 13.04 system. I can switch over to RHEL 6.1 or to CentOS 6.4,
    I have them both, but they’re both available only on 32-bit machines,
    since that’s all I have. Will I have any trouble building HDP 2.0
    Beta on my Ubuntu 13.04 system? If so, will I have any trouble
    building it on my RHEL 6.1 or CentOS 6.4 32-bit systems? We’re
    talking about a build from source, which in my opinion shouldn’t have
    any hardware or OS restrictions, but hey, I didn’t contribute in any
    way to the writing of HDP, so I have no right to complain if the
    programmers chose to write a program that only works on 64-bit
    RHEL-based systems

    jay at m5 dot chicago dot il dot us

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  • #41374
    Jay Shachter

    I’m going to reply to my own posting, because, having now
    completed my download of the tarball, I discover to my surprise
    that it contains binaries, not source. So where do I get the

    jay at m5 dot chicago dot il dot us


    Hi Jay,

    HDP is only available for 64 bit Operating Systems.
    Running on a 32 bit system would limit the memory available to around 3GB, which would not be sufficient to run a HDP cluster – but also HDFS, Map Reduce etc.



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