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HDP on Linux – Installation Forum

Unable to setup ambari

  • #30175

    Tried to setup ambari on centos but got the following error:
    [root@master centos]# ambari-server setup
    Using python /usr/bin/python2.6
    Initializing …
    Setup ambari-server
    Checking SELinux…
    SELinux status is ‘disabled’
    Checking iptables…
    iptables is disabled now
    Checking JDK…
    Downloading JDK from to /var/lib/ambari-server/resources/jdk-6u31-linux-x64.bin
    JDK distribution size is 85581913 bytes
    jdk-6u31-linux-x64.bin… 100% (81.6 MB of 81.6 MB)
    Successfully downloaded JDK distribution to /var/lib/ambari-server/resources/jdk-6u31-linux-x64.bin
    To install the Oracle JDK you must accept the license terms found at Not accepting will cancel the Ambari Server setup.
    Do you accept the Oracle Binary Code License Agreement [y/n] (y)? y
    Installing JDK to /usr/jdk64
    /usr/sbin/ DeprecationWarning: BaseException.message has been deprecated as of Python 2.6
    print “Installation of JDK has failed: %s\n” % e.message
    Installation of JDK has failed: Installation JDK returned code 1

    System Information:
    [root@master centos]# uname -a
    Linux master 2.6.32-358.0.1.el6.i686 #1 SMP Wed Feb 27 03:24:34 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    [root@master centos]# yum repolist
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    * base:
    * extras:
    * updates:
    repo id repo name status
    HDP-UTILS- Hortonworks Data Platform Utils Version – HDP-UTILS- 53
    Updates-ambari-1.x ambari-1.x – Updates 35
    ambari-1.x Ambari 1.x 5
    base CentOS-6 – Base 4,802
    extras CentOS-6 – Extras 12
    updates CentOS-6 – Updates 762
    repolist: 5,669

  • Author
  • #30297
    Sasha J

    Do you have sufficient disk space to install JDK?
    Try to install it manually, by executing the following command:

    See if there any error message.
    Make sure you run this as root.

    Thank you!


    I have enough space but still the problem exists

    Sasha J

    you have 32 bit system:
    [root@master centos]# uname -a
    Linux master 2.6.32-358.0.1.el6.i686 #1 SMP Wed Feb 27 03:24:34 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386

    You MUST have 64 bit.

    This clearly listed in prerequisites:

    The following operating systems are supported:

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) v5.x or 6.x (64-bit)

    CentOS v5.x or 6.x (64-bit)

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, SP1 (64-bit)

    Thank you!

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