I tried making /usr/bin/hive a link to /usr/lib/hive-0.14/bin/hive . But the launch fails because:
bin=`dirname "$0"` bin=`cd "$bin"; pwd`
So I used a readlink -f first, to locate the proper script home, and then it works fine. My question is: is this kind of problem something we track and open a JIRA about, or is this kind of issue left as something for the packagers/distributors to worry about and fix (given that the distributions vary wildly from the pure trunk build package artifact)?