I saw hypertable first about half a year ago, and since then I felt like giving it a try. Today I finally took the time to download it (0.9.0.10 alpha), and tried to build it on my Ubuntu hardy. README file seemed to be precise, so I followed the instructions, and installed the packages below with apt-get as follows:
apt-get install cmake g++ libdb4.6++-dev liblog4cpp4-dev libexpat1-dev libreadline5-dev libboost-dev libboost-iostreams-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-python-dev libboost-thread-dev libgoogle-perftools-dev graphviz doxygen sun-java5-jdk
Then I run cmake as follows (after creating and entering build directory: mkdir -p ~/build/hypertable ; cd ~/build/hypertable):
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=~/hypertable -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE="Debug" ~/src/hypertable-0.9.0.10-alpha
Cmake checked all dependencies and created the appropriate makefiles to the build dir:
-- Use thread library: -lpthread
-- Looking for required boost libraries...
-- Boost include dir: /usr/include
-- Boost thread lib: /usr/lib/libboost_thread-mt.so
-- Boost program options lib: /usr/lib/libboost_program_options-mt.so
-- Boost iostreams lib: /usr/lib/libboost_iostreams-mt.so
-- Boost python lib: /usr/lib/libboost_python-mt.so
-- Boost lib dir: /usr/lib
-- Boost version: 1_34_1
-- gcc version: 4.2.3
-- Looking for doxygen...
-- Looking for doxygen... - found /usr/bin/doxygen
-- Looking for dot tool...
-- Looking for dot tool... - found /usr/bin/dot
-- Found BerkeleyDB: /usr/lib/libdb_cxx.so
-- Berkeley DB version: 4.6.21
-- Found Readline libraries: /usr/lib/libreadline.so;/usr/lib/libncurses.so
-- Java headers found at: /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-sun/include
-- Hadoop includes not found. Please set HADOOP_INCLUDE_PATH variable
-- Hadoop libraries not found. Please set HADOOP_LIB_PATH variable
-- You decided not to build shared libraries. MapReduce will be disabled
-- Got boost 1.34.x, prepend fix directory
-- MapReduce support disabled.
-- Configuring done
-- Generating done
-- Build files have been written to: /home/qzy/build/hypertable
So all I had to do now is to start the build process by issueing make. All seemed to be compiling fine, but at 82% when building AccessGroup.o, it died with the following error message:
/usr/include/boost/multi_index/detail/index_node_base.hpp:22:42: error: boost/serialization/access.hpp: No such file or directory
Well, after some minutes I figured out this is beacuse boost serialization module was not there, so I installed it:
apt-get install libboost-serialization-dev
After this, the build procedure succesfully finished, so the only remaining step was to issue the make install command.
And voila... now I have a working hypertable on my Ubuntu hardy. Even though the stuff is still alpha, the build process is fairly painless. The only bug I found is the lack of the boost serialization module check in cmake (however README suggests to install libboost-.*-dev, I don't like unnecessary packages hanging around, so this cmake issue is still a bug).
Now it's time to take a deeper breath in the hyperspace...