This is the documentation for Cloudera 5.2.x.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Installing Hive

Install the appropriate Hive packages using the appropriate command for your distribution.

RedHat and CentOS systems

$ sudo yum install <pkg1> <pkg2> ...

SLES systems

$ sudo zypper install <pkg1> <pkg2> ...

Ubuntu and Debian systems

$ sudo apt-get install <pkg1> <pkg2> ...

The packages are:

  • hive – base package that provides the complete language and runtime
  • hive-metastore – provides scripts for running the metastore as a standalone service (optional)
  • hive-server2 – provides scripts for running HiveServer2
  • hive-hbase - optional; install this package if you want to use Hive with HBase.

Configuration Step for WebHCat

If you want to use WebHCat, you need to set the PYTHON_CMD variable in /etc/default/hive-webhcat-server after installing Hive; for example:
export PYTHON_CMD=/usr/bin/python