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HDP on Linux – Installation Forum

HDP 2.0 Directory structure confusion

  • #46583
    Jakub Stransky


    I just followed installation manuals of HDP 2.0 for manual installation using and RPM packages. I got a bit confused regarding LOG and PID directories as those are necessary to define and create e.g. HDFS_LOG_DIR=”/var/log/hadoop/hdfs”; But in reality rpm itself creates directories line /var/hadoop-hdfs, /var/hadoop-mapreduce. /var/hadoop-yarn . More over when I run hadoop it sometimes logs to created directories, sometime in rpm created. I found there is env variable overriding in conf shell scripts e.g. which overloads some variables to those from rpm.

    I used companion files suggested in manual and followed all process as described on fresh machine – no collision with previous versions avoided.

    Can someone clarify usage of those directories? To me it seems more as a bug so I would like to avoid introduction of other problems when fixing this.


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