Set Up a Local Repository: Ubuntu

You create a local repository from files that you download from the internet, and then add the repositories to each node in the cluster. The files that you download differ from version to version. See the Release Notes for the URLs for all versions.

  1. Login as root on the machine where you will set up the repository.
  2. Change to the directory /root and create the following directories within it:


  3. On a computer that is connected to the Internet, download the following files, substituting the appropriate <version> and <datestamp>.
    http://package.mapr.com/releases/v<version>/ubuntu/mapr-v<version>GA.deb.tgz
    http://package.mapr.com/releases/ecosystem-5.x/ubuntu/mapr-ecosystem-5.x-<datestamp>.deb.tgz
  4. Copy the files to /root/mapr/mapr on the node, and extract them there.
    tar -xvzf mapr-v<version>GA.rpm.tgz
    tar -xvzf mapr-ecosystem-5.x-<datestamp>.rpm.tgz
  5. Navigate to the /root/mapr/ directory.
  6. Use dpkg-scanpackages to create Packages.gz in the binary-amd64 directory.
    dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null | gzip -9c > ./dists/binary/optional/binary-amd64/Packages.gz
  7. Move the entire /root/mapr directory to the default directory served by the HTTP server (for example, /var/www) and make sure the HTTP server is running.
  8. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list on each node, replacing <host> with the IP address or hostname of the node where you created the repository.
    deb http://<host</mapr binary optional
  9. On each node update the package indexes (as root or with sudo).
    apt-get update
  10. Use apt-get to install MapR software and Hadoop ecosystem components from the local repository on each node.