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Unable to compile hadoop source code

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I checked out the source code from, I tried to compile the code with mvn. I am compiling this on a mac os X , mavericks.

It failed at the following stage

[INFO] Apache Hadoop Auth Examples ....................... SUCCESS [5.017s] 
[INFO] Apache Hadoop Common .............................. FAILURE [1:39.797s] 
[INFO] Apache Hadoop NFS ................................. SKIPPED 
[INFO] Apache Hadoop Common Project ...................... SKIPPED
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
[ERROR] Failed to execute goal org.apache.hadoop:hadoop-maven-plugins:3.0.0-SNAPSHOT:protoc (compile-protoc) on project hadoop-common: org.apache.maven.plugin.MojoExecutionException: protoc --version did not return a version -> [Help 1] 
[ERROR] To see the full stack trace of the errors, re-run Maven with the -e switch. 
[ERROR] Re-run Maven using the -X switch to enable full debug logging.
posted Jan 7, 2014 by Mandeep Sehgal

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The error message said that the build needs protoc to be installed. Search protobuf on the web.

2 Answers

+1 vote

Try to read Build instructions for Hadoop.

For your problem, proto-buf not set in PATH. After setting, recheck proto-buffer version is 2.5

answer Jan 7, 2014 by Kumar Mitrasen
+1 vote

Download from

$ ./configure $ make $ make check $ make install
Then compile the source code

answer Jan 7, 2014 by Jagan Mishra
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