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  1. Hadoop Common
  2. HADOOP-10358

libhadoop doesn't compile on Mac OS X



    • Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Duplicate
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    • Mac OS X 10.8.5
      Oracle JDK 1.7.0_51


      The native component of hadoop-common (libhadoop.so on linux, libhadoop.dylib on mac) fails to compile on Mac OS X. The problem is in hadoop-common-project/hadoop-common/src/main/native/src/org/apache/hadoop/security/JniBasedUnixGroupsNetgroupMapping.c at lines 76-78:

      [exec] /Users/ilyam/src/github/apache/hadoop-common/hadoop-common-project/hadoop-common/src/main/native/src/org/apache/hadoop/security/JniBasedUnixGroupsNetgroupMapping.c:77:26: error: invalid operands to binary expression ('void' and 'int')
      [exec] if(setnetgrent(cgroup) == 1) {
      [exec] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ^ ~

      There are two problems in the code:
      1) The #ifndef guard only checks for _FreeBSD_ but should check for either one of _FreeBSD_ or _APPLE_. This is because Mac OS X inherits its syscalls from FreeBSD rather than Linux, and thus the setnetgrent() syscall returns void.
      2) setnetgrentCalledFlag = 1 is set outside the #ifndef guard, but the syscall is only invoked inside the guard. This means that on FreeBSD, endnetgrent() can be called in the cleanup code without a corresponding setnetgrent() invocation.

      I have a patch that fixes both issues (will attach in a bit). With this patch, I'm able to compile libhadoop.dylib on Mac OS X, which in turn lets me install native snappy, lzo, etc compressor libraries on my client. That lets me run commands like 'hadoop fs -text somefile.lzo' from the macbook rather than having to ssh to a linux box, etc.

      Note that this patch only fixes the native build of hadoop-common-project. Some other components of hadoop still fail to build their native components, but libhadoop.dylib is enough for the client.


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              ilyam Ilya Maykov
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