I want to install Hadoop & Spark using aptitude, not the lengthy and complicated process described in How to install Hadoop?.

hadoop-ubuntu appears to have been dead for almost 2 years.

I wonder why Hadoop and Spark have not been packaged for Ubuntu (beyond the usual "there are no volunteers").

PS. My goal is to develop locally and deploy to a Spark server.


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There is repo that contain hadoop and spark packages for Ubuntu: http://bigtop.apache.org I believe it is not always up to latest shiny release - but newer than 2 years.

# curl http://www.apache.org/dist/bigtop/bigtop-1.0.0/repos/debian8/bigtop.list > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bigtop.list 
# apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 3A367EA0FA08B173
# aptitude update
# aptitude install spark-python

as of now, their packages are pretty old (hadoop 2.6.0, spark 1.3.1)


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