Grokbase Groups Pig user April 2011
Okay, I started to read the source of pig and hadoop-common

the problem was not in pig.jar

it was in the hadoop-common.

in order to get my code to work the conf directory did not need to be in the
classpath, but the bootclasspath -Xbootclasspath/a:<dir>

you append this inside your code in the
System.setProperty("sun.boot.class.path", System.getProperty( ... ), <dir>)

after doing that, my code would then work.

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 12:35 PM, Andrew Wells wrote:

I currently have a Executable Jar made by eclipse.

I am currently able to tell this program to run its embedded program in
local or mapreduce mode.

I can run my jobs in local with no problems, and get the desired results.

However when I try to run it in mapreduce mode, I have issues; it states it
cannot find the hadoop-core.xml nor site-core.xml configuration files on the

Here are the steps I have taken to debug

checked the 'System.getProperty("java.class.path")' returns executable.jar

So I execute
'java -cp $HADOOPCONFDIR -jar executable.jar -x mapreduce'

again 'System.getProperty("java.class.path")' returns executable.jar

feed up, I implement my own way of appending to the class path creatively

'java -jar executable.jar -x mapreduce -cp $HADOOPCONFDIR'

now 'System.getProperty("java.class.path")' returns

but I still get an error
cannot find the hadoop-core.xml nor site-core.xml

Save this computers life,


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