Moved to another forum. Closing it here.
I think, your linux paths or linux libraries are not supporting.
you can also directly download & install tar.gz file instead of going through build.xml. Actually build.xml creates tar.gz file.
This is why I am frustrated. I am trying to use the sandbox CDH2.4 to escape a lot of this I guess? Anyway, with R CMD INSTALL RHive_2.0-0.10.tar.gz gives me another error. It states, ERROR: dependencies 'rJava', 'rServe' are not available for package 'RHive". This frustrates me because inside of R I did install.packages('rJava') and install.packages('rServer'). The error isn't very verbose for me to determine why rJava and rServer are not available. Equally frustrating is why ant build is tanking still too.