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How to Install Vertica on an Ubuntu box?

Is it possible to Install Vertica on an Ubuntu box? I tried the debian version but got unsupported error message. Downloaded 6.1.1 (6.1.2 didn't work for the same reason, so just tried my luck with one build backwards) sudo dpkg -i vertica_6.1.1-0_amd64.deb sudo /opt/vertica/sbin/install_vertica -d /mnt/ssd/vertica/db -g dbadmin -l /home/dbadmin Running install_vertica threw these messages: Vertica Analytic Database 6.1.1-0 Installation Tool Upgrading admintools meta data format.. scanning /opt/vertica/config/users WARNING: No hostname list provided. Installing to localhost Starting installation tasks... Getting system information for cluster (this may take a while).... Traceback (most recent call last): File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/network/SystemProfileFactory.py", line 150, in __check_os_support raise UnsupportedOSException("(%s) This version of Debian is unsupported." % host) UnsupportedOSException: (127.0.0.1) This version of Debian is unsupported. Exception in thread Thread-1: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/threading.py", line 530, in __bootstrap_inner self.run() File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/network/SystemProfileFactory.py", line 38, in run self.profile = self.func(self.ssh[self.host]) File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/network/SystemProfileFactory.py", line 80, in __factory opsys, hostname = self.__check_os_support(ssh) File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/network/SystemProfileFactory.py", line 159, in __check_os_support raise uoe UnsupportedOSException: (127.0.0.1) This version of Debian is unsupported. Is there anyway I can get this installed in Ubuntu? This is for dev purposes on my local box. Any help deeply appreciated, Thanks

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  • solved it by adding a line 6.0.1 to \etc\debian_version file. remove this line after installation.
  • For anyone reading this going forward:  Ubuntu is fully supported as of Vertica 7.  So this workaround should no longer be needed.
  • Hi Adam , I was trying to install Vertica 7 on Ubantu 12.4LTS .  on my local machine .I got the follwoing error message  .

    [email protected]:~$ sudo /opt/vertica/sbin/install_vertica
    Vertica Analytic Database 7.0.0-1 Installation Tool


    >> Validating options...

    Error: No machines will be included in the cluster!
    Hint: provide --hosts.
    Installation FAILED with errors.

    Installation stopped before any changes were made.
    [email protected]:~$

    Can you help me in this regard . 

    Thanks in advance .




  • I got it too,do you work it?
  • Hi!
    [email protected]:~$ lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    Release: 14.04
    Codename: trusty
    My install options:
    /opt/vertica/sbin/install_vertica --hosts '127.0.0.1' --dba-user daniel --dba-group daniel --data-dir /vertica --clean --license CE --accept-eula --failure-threshold HALT
    Vertica 6 on Ubuntu 12.10



  • Hello Daniel, this didn't work for me. My release is: [email protected]:/$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty And then running the installer per your recommendation: [email protected]:/$ sudo /opt/vertica/sbin/install_vertica --hosts '127.0.0.1' --dba-user dbadmin --dba-group verticadba --data-dir /vertica_store --clean --license CE --accept-eula --failure-threshold HALT Vertica Analytic Database 7.0.1-0 Installation Tool >> Validating options... Mapping hostnames in --hosts (-s) to addresses... >> Starting installation tasks. >> Getting system information for cluster (this may take a while)... Error: failed to get system information for all hosts (127.0.0.1) This version of Debian or Ubuntu is unsupported. Hint: additional failures may be hidden. Installation FAILED with errors. Installation stopped before any changes were made.
  • Hi Kingshuk,

    You have to change the release version in /etc/XXX_release (not sure the exact file name in ubuntu) file to less than 7 or 8 (don't remember the exact version.) This will fix your problem.

    Regards,
    Siddarth

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