HOW TO INSTALL
You can either download an appropriate binary package for your platform or build from source. Binary packages can be obtained from here.
See this wiki page for getting started with hypertable binary packages.
HOW TO BUILD FROM SOURCE
Download the source:
You can either download a release source tar ball from the download page and unpack it in your source directory say ~/src:
cd ~/src tar zxvf <path_to>/hypertable-<version>-src.tar.gz
or from our git repository:
cd ~/src git clone git://scm.hypertable.org/pub/repos/hypertable.git
From now on, we assume that your hypertable source tree is ~/src/hypertable
Install the development environment:
Run the following script to setup up the dev environment:
~/src/hypertable/bin/src-utils/htbuild --install dev_env
If it did not work for your platform, check out the HowToBuild wiki for various tips on building on various platforms.
Patches for htbuild to support your platforms are welcome :)
Configure the build:
Assuming you want your build tree to be ~/build/hypertable
mkdir -p ~/build/hypertable cd ~/build/hypertable cmake ~/src/hypertable
By default, hypertable gets installed in /opt/hypertable. To install into your own install directory, say $prefix, you can use:
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$prefix ~/src/hypertable
By default the build is configured for debug. To make a release build for production/performance test/benchmark:
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ~/src/hypertable
Note, you can also use:
to change build parameters interactively.
To build shared libraries, e.g., for scripting language extensions:
cmake -DBUILD_SHARED_LIBS=ON ~/src/hypertable
Since PHP has no builtin package system, its thrift installation needs to be manually specified for ThriftBroker support:
cmake -DPHPTHRIFT_ROOT=~/thrift/lib/php/src ~/src/hypertable
Build Hypertable binaries.
make (or make -jnumber_of_cpu_or_cores_plus_1 for faster compile) make install
Note, if it is a shared library install, you might need to do:
echo $prefix/$version/lib | \ sudo tee /etc/ld.so.conf.d/hypertable sudo /sbin/ldconfig
Or, you can use the usual LD_LIBRARY_PATH (most Unix like OS) and DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH (Mac OS X) to specify non-standard shared library directories.
HOW TO MAKE BINARY PACKAGES
The available package generators for cmake are a little different on different platforms. It is usually best to generate binary packages on their native platforms.
cd ~/build/hypertable ~/src/hypertable/bin/src-utils/htpkg generator...
where generator can be DEB (for debian packages), RPM (for redhat/fedora/centos packages), PackageMaker (for Mac OS X packages) and STGZ (for self extracting gzipped tar files.) etc. See cpack(1) for more options.
For every generator listed on the command line, the above command will generate two packages: one for the entire hypertable distribution and one for thriftbroker only.
You can also use htbuild to generate binary packages on remote machines that are not setup for development, even a base Amazon EC2 image:
~/src/hypertable/bin/src-utils/htbuild --ami ami-5946a730 DEB RPM TBZ2
At the moment, I recommend an Ubuntu/Debian machine for generating binary packages as it can generate both RPM and DEB correctly faster without having to disable prelinking and selinux like on Fedora/Redhat.
HOW TO RUN REGRESSION TESTS
Make sure software is built and installed according to "HOW TO BUILD FROM SOURCE"
Run the regression tests
cd ~/build/hypertable make alltests
Note: there are two other high-level test targets: coretests (for core tests) and moretests (for more longer running tests, which is included in alltests.) These high-level test targets will (re)start test servers automatically when new servers are installed. There is also a low-level "test" target in root of the build tree and src (and src/lang/Components) and tests/integration directories that does NOT auto restart test servers.
HOW TO BUILD SOURCE CODE DOCUMENTATION TREE
Install the following tools:
Note: if you ran
htbuild --install dev_env, these should already be installed
If you have doxygen installed on your system, then CMake should detect this and add a "doc" target to the make file. Building the source code documentation tree is just a matter of running the following commands:
cd ~/build/hypertable make doc
To view the docs, load the following file into a web browser:
~/build/hypertable/doc/html/index.htmlfor source code documentation and,
~/build/hypertable/gen-html/index.htmlfor Thrift API reference.
~/build/hypertable/hqldoc/index.htmlfor HQL reference.
The Thrift API doc can also be generated independently (without doxygen installed) by running the follow command in the build tree:
Similarly HQL doc can be generated independently (without doxygen etc.):