Regarding HIVE-2795, that Python script was intended to solve two problems.
1) The null pointer exception that resulted from calling describe
formatted on a view partition
2) View partitions did not have storage descriptors, so they did not have
a concept of region like other objects.
2 no longer seems to be an issue. 1 could also be solved by not
displaying storage information for view partitions when describe formatted
is called on them, which seems reasonable since they are purely metadata.
I can add a patch removing the need for this script and the script itself
to be included in the release.
On 4/16/12 10:53 AM, "Carl Steinbach" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>* RELEASE_NOTES.txt needs to be updated.
>* The Postgres metastore upgrade scripts should be excluded from the
>tarball since they are not current. There is already a build property that
>handles this ("include.postgres"), which should default to false.
>* HIVE-2795 added a python metastore upgrade script located in
>scripts/metastore/upgrade. This script is not mentioned in any of the
>README.txt files, and it's also not clear which version of Python is
>required to run it. Furthermore, the docs in the python script are not
>clear, probably won't work with Derby, and reference a dependency in
>"trunk/build/dist/lib/py" which is not present in the tarball.
>* The lib/ directory contains some new JARs which are not covered in the
>LICENSE file (it's also possible that these are not really required), as
>well as a couple cases of multiple versions of the same JAR. Here are the
>ones that jump out at me, though there are probably some I missed:
>** antlr-2.7.7 and antlr-3.0.1?
>** commons-codec-1.3 and commons-codec-1.4?
>** commons-logging-1.0.4 and commons-logging-1.1.1?
>** oro-2.0.8 (This uses v1.1 of the ASF license)
>On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 3:28 PM, Ashutosh Chauhan
>> Couple more points:
>> Maven artifacts are available at
>> folks to try out.
>> Vote runs for 3 business days so will expire on Wednesday, 4/18.
>> On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 11:50, Ashutosh Chauhan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>> > Hey all,
>> > Apache Hive 0.9.0-rc0 is out and available at
>> > http://people.apache.org/~hashutosh/hive-0.9.0-rc0/
>> > Release notes are available at:
>> > Please give it a try, let us know.
>> > Hive PMC members: Please test and vote.
>> > Thanks,
>> > Ashutosh