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Installing Flume

  • #49572
    Matt Graham

    Hi everyone,

    First of all, I am totally new to Hadoop, Linux and Horton Works so forgive me if I ask some stupid questions!

    Basically I have installed the HW Sandbox successfully and would now like to install Flume to load in some Twitter data (as in Tutorial 12). However, when I follow the instructions in Tutorial 12 the installation does not work – I receive a PYCURL ERROR 6 message – can’t find a valid base URL for repo: base when I execute the YUM install command.

    Also, even when I ping google.com or any other site I receive an ‘unknown host’ error also so I’m guessing I don’t have the sandbox shell configured to access the internet. Any help you can give me to resolve would be great.


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  • #49657

    Hi Matt,
    Please check the network settings under the VM and make sure you have two adapters active. One should be NAT and the second should be Host-only Adapter.


    Tosha C

    I am facing the same issue and setting NAT and Host-Only adapters also doesn’t help. Can you pls suggest some other remedy for this?


    Dustin Updyke

    Using VirtualBox I don’t have the option of configuring any of the adapters but the first and I can’t see how to add one. Any help is appreciated, thank you.

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