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impala-shell cannot start


impala-shell cannot start

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I installed CDH 4.4 and impala 1.1.1 with cloudera manager. All steps of installation are successful and all services started properly. But when I launch impala-shell from the command line, the error occurs:


ls: cannot access /usr/lib/impala-shell/ext-py/*.egg: No such file or directory
python: can't open file '/usr/lib/impala-shell/': [Errno 2] No such file or directory


I checked /usr/lib and impala-shell does not exist there.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this?


PS: This is a re-installation of CDH and impala.


Re: impala-shell cannot start

Master Collaborator

Are you using Parcels or RPMs for your installation?  One thing to note is that if you've installed CDH/Impala via Parcels and yet you had old CDH RPMs on your system from a previous install, you'll need to remove those RPMs manually and refresh CM's symbolic links by restarting all the CM agents:


Steps 5-7 in this doc are the relevant ones:

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