Install Apache Big Top on Ubuntu

Below is the steps you can follow to install Appache Big Top on Ubuntu. For those that don’t know Apache BigTop is a project for the development of packaging and tests of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.

Step 1: First you have to install the Big GPG Key

wget -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Step 2: Do a wget to rectrieve the BigTop repo files and add to bigtop.list

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bigtop.list

Step 3: Now we have all the repo files of bigtop and just need to select the one closet to your geography:

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bigtop.list

Uncomment (remove the #) in front of the deb and deb-src lines for the repo that is closest to you. Uncomment one and only one pair of deb/deb-src lines.

Step 4: Now we can update apt

sudo apt-get update 

Step 5: Lets see if hadoop is part of the repo we selected

apt-cache search hadoop

You will see all the hadoop packages

Step 6: Install Sun Java, look at this post to download Sun-Java from command line.

Step 7: export JAVA_HOME=XXXX

Step 8: Install the Hadoop stack

sudo apt-get install hadoop\* flume-* mahout\* oozie\* whirr-*

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