I assume you need to set HIVE_AUX_JARS_PATH to the jars that contain custom Input/OutputFormats/Serdes..
I did export HIVE_AUX_JARS_PATH to point to the correct dir containing the jars and then ran hive . My custom class doesnt seem to be available when I create a table using these classes . I get a class not found error . What am I missing here ?