Hi Eric Yang, I didn't mean to exclude anyone. Based on my reading of the recent comments it seemed like the questions had been answered, and we had reached consensus, e.g. Ralph's "I've come around on this issue" and comments from Chris and others. A patch had been posted (not by me) and no negative comments have come in in over six months.
I also feel that your comments re Cloudera are unfair to me. My main goal here was just to clean things up and move forward. However you're entitled to your opinion.
Additionally this is consistent with what a number of other components (Hadoop) have done over time. Our packaging was created before Bigtop existed, a number of issues have been reported but not resolved, and it seemed like it was causing more problems than it solved. e.g. Chris's comment "
ZOOKEEPER-2275 is another new incoming issue where the presence of broken rpm packaging code in the build has caused confusion."
EOD we just don't have community available to support packaging, we barely have enough folks to address issues found with the service itself, and while there may have been "interest" there unfortunately hasn't been enough "action".
Wouldn't it make more sense to focus on the Bigtop packaging rather than duplicate it here, poorly?