Step 2: Prepare Packages and Repositories

In order to correctly install services, each node must have access to the package files.

The MapR software distribution is separated into two repositories that contain the package files:

  • MapR packages. These provide core functionality for MapR clusters, such as the MapR file system.
  • MapR ecosystem packages. These packages are not specific to MapR. Examples include the packages for Hive and Pig.

You can make packages available to each node, as described in subsequent sections, using the MapR internet repository, a local repository, or a local path with rpm or deb package files. For information about packages and repositories for MapR software and Hadoop Ecosystem tools, see MapR Repositories and Packages.