Merge away! Happy to help. :)
Yeah, there seems to be a constant struggle between the 'java way' of doing things, e.g. Maven downloading the internet, and the 'debian way', e.g. be paranoid about everything, make sure the build process is 100% repeatable.
Bigtop should definitely do whatever Bigtop thinks is best. This Makefile technique works for us now, but probably will require a lot of manual maintenance as Kafka grows.
On Aug 13, 2013, at 6:03 PM, Kam Kasravi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: