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HDP on Linux – Installation Forum

Installing HDSP tar.gz on Mac OS X Lion (10.7.3)

  • #10315

    Hi, Was wondering if anyone has managed to install the tarballs for HDSP on Mac OS X. I am able to install and run CDH4 tarballs.

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  • #10323
    Sasha J

    Though it is possible to put HDP on Mac OSX Lion, HDP is only supported on Linux, and only CentOS/RedHat and SUSE Enterprise. Make sure that you have the latest Java update and you have enough disk space and RAM.

    Steve Loughran

    Krish, OS/X is never anything the ASF have recommended use in production, indeed, without the native compression libraries, it’s pretty slow.

    -If you want the HDP Jar files to build with, use the Apache 1.0.3 JARs; there are only a few changes that are accessible API wise, and everything will be rolled up into Hadoop 1.1 soon.

    If you want a pseudo distributed cluster on your Mac
    -install virtualbox
    -create a CentOS VM (5.8+ or 6.2+)
    -do one of
    i) clone the VMs, install the HMC on one and have it configure and manage the other
    ii) follow the instructions in the HDP documentation for installing the RPMs on a single host.
    iii) have the native filesystem accessible to all the worker nodes, so that file:// references can read and write the data there.

    You can then work with the VM as a mini cluster, submitting work to it and getting results back. It’s not any slower than a pseudo-distributed cluster (which is always pretty slow)

    finally, if you just want some tarballs to install, grab the Apache 1.0.3 ones direct; as HDP isn’t supported on OS/X there’s no reason not to. I don’t think include the native libraries are there, so it will be slow.


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