Setup Eclipse for Hadoop Development Using Maven

Shuo Yang & Brad Rubin

For Ubuntu and OS X Users

Using the software lifecycle and build tool Maven, you can configure Eclipse for Hadoop development in minutes.

Note: This document assumes a package name of edu.stthomas.gps and a project name of SEIS736, so change these to meet your requirements

Install Maven

First, open a shell terminal and check if Maven version 3 is already installed.

$ mvn -v

Note for OS X Users: If you install XCode, Maven 3 should be installed for you

If it is not installed, enter the following command to install (make sure you have access to the Internet)

$ sudo apt-get install maven

After it is completely done, type in 'mvn -v' again, you might see the following information

Apache Maven 3.0.4 
Maven home: /usr/share/maven 
Java version: 1.6.0_27, vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc. 
Java home: /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-amd64/jre 
Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8 
OS name: "linux", version: "3.8.0-30-generic", arch: "amd64", family: "unix" 

Install Eclipse

To install Eclipse, enter the following command (make sure you have access to the Internet)

$ sudo apt-get install eclipse

Integrate Maven with Eclipse

Change your working directory to Eclipse's workspace. Assume it is under you home directory.

$ cd ~/workspace

Enter the following command

$ mvn archetype:generate -DgroupId=edu.stthomas.gps -DartifactId=SEIS736 \
-DarchetypeArtifactId=maven-archetype-quickstart -DinteractiveMode=false

Note: The backslash at the end of the first line means the command is not complete. We often use it for a long command, so if you want to enter the command on two lines, use it. But if you type the command on one line, you should not type backslash.

After it is done, there will be a directory called SEIS736 created under the current directory. Go into this directory

$ cd SEIS736

Enter the following command (make sure you have access to the Internet):

$ mvn -Declipse.workspace=/home/username/workspace \
eclipse:configure-workspace eclipse:eclipse

Note: Remember to replace 'username' with your real user name

Replace the pom.xml file (under the directory SEIS736) with this one


$ mvn eclipse:clean eclipse:eclipse

Set up M2_REPO environment variable

Note: This step is not needed on OS X.

Go to your home directory

$ cd ~

Open .bashrc file with a text editor, and add the following line to the end of the file, then save and quit.

export M2_REPO=$HOME/.m2/repository

Enter the following command

$ source .bashrc

Import project into Eclipse

Start eclipse, and select File->Import->Existing Projects Into Workspace

Import Existing Projects

Choose SEIS736 and import it into Eclipse


You can now add source file to SEIS736->src/main/java-> and all the Hadoop references should resolve.

Add javadoc for Hadoop

Note: This manual step is currently necessary because Cloudera is missing the Javadoc JAR for hadoop-core.

Go to File->Properties, select M2_REPO/org/apache/hadoop/hadoop-core/2.0.0-mr1-cdh4.4.0/hadoop-core-2.0.0-mr1-cdh4.4.0.jar

Build Path

Double click Javadoc location

Javadoc Location

Enter into Javadoc location path, then click OK.

Compile the project

Under your project directory SEIS736, enter the following command

$ mvn package

Then in Eclipse, right click SEIS736 and select Refresh. Then you will see a jar file called SEIS736-1.0.jar generated under target directory.

Upload jar file to the server

Under SEIS736, create a shell script called with the following two lines of code

scp -r ~/workspace/SEIS736/target/SEIS736-1.0.jar \

Then enter the following command

$ mvn install


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