The following procedures use the operating system package managers to download and install Hue from the MapR Repository. For instructions on setting up the ecosystem repository (which includes Hue), see Preparing Packages and Repositories

The Hue package, mapr-hue, can be installed on either a MapR cluster node (recommended) or a MapR client node.  If you choose to install on a client node, keep in mind that Hue directories are owned by the user who installed Hue.

To install Hue:

Execute the following commands as root or using sudo.

  1. Update the list of available packages.

  2. Install the mapr-hue package.

  3. If the node is a MapR Client node, follow the additional instructions:
    1.  To determine who the <INSTALL_USER> is, enter:

       logname
    2. Set the following properties in hue.ini to that user.

      server_user=<INSTALL_USER>
      server_group=<INSTALL_USER>
      default_user=<INSTALL_USER>
    3. Change the default_hdfs_superuser property to the owner of /var on the cluster.

      The <INSTALL_USER> must exist on the cluster on all nodes. It must also be set as the proxy user in all configuration files listed in Configure Hue, depending on the Hue version you are installing.

Installing other Components

Based on your requirements, you may also want to install the following components on at least one node in the cluster.

ComponentDescription
HttpFSRequired for viewing files in MapR-FS through the Hue File Browser 
HiveRequired to run queries with HiveServer2.
OozieRequired to run Oozie workflows.
HBase or MapR-DBRequired for access to HBase tables or MapR-DB tables
Sqoop2Required to create and submit jobs to transfer bulk data between structured datastores and the MapR-FS.
SparkRequired to process data using the Notebook UI.

Next Steps

When you finish installing Hue, go to Configure Hue to learn how to configure Hue.