Being included in the default Fedora distro is yet another big step for Hadoop.
The hardest part about getting Hadoop into Fedora? “Dependencies,
dependencies, dependencies!” says Farrellee. […]
For Hadoop? It was more difficult than usual. “There were some dependencies
that were just missing and we had to work through those as you’d expect -
there were a lot of these. Then there were dependencies that were older than
what upstream was using - rare, I know, for Fedora, which aims to be on the
bleeding edge. The hardest to deal with were dependencies that were newer
than what upstream was using. We tried to write patches for these, but we
weren’t always successful. […]”
On the other hand, one thing that continues to puzzle me is: how many different people coming from different backgrounds need to say that Hadoop is crazy complex?
Original title and link: Hadoop in Fedora 20