How to build Oozie


Apache does not make Oozie builds, so it has to be built manually.


  • Download tarball from Apache mirror

  • Unpack it with

    $ tar -xzvf oozie-4.0.1.tar.gz

Hadoop Versions

To build Oozie the following command can be used:

$ {oozie_dir}/bin/ -DskipTests

By default it builds against Hadoop 1.1.1. To built it with Hadoop version 2.x:

  • The hadoop-2 version should be changed in pom.xml. This can be done manually or with the following command (you should replace 2.x.x with your hadoop version):

    $ find . -name pom.xml | xargs sed -ri 's/2.3.0/2.x.x/'
  • The build command should be launched with the -P hadoop-2 flag

JDK Versions

By default, the build configuration enforces that JDK 1.6.* is being used.

There are 2 build properties that can be used to change the JDK version requirements:

  • javaVersion specifies the version of the JDK used to compile (default 1.6).
  • targetJavaVersion specifies the version of the generated bytecode (default 1.6).

For example, to specify JDK version 1.7, the build command should contain the -D javaVersion=1.7 -D tagetJavaVersion=1.7 flags.


To build Oozie with Hadoop 2.6.0 and JDK version 1.7, the following command can be used:

$ {oozie_dir}/bin/ assembly:single -P hadoop-2 -D javaVersion=1.7 -D targetJavaVersion=1.7 -D skipTests

Also, the pig version can be passed as a maven property with the flag -D pig.version=x.x.x.

You can find similar instructions to build oozie.tar.gz here: