I'm working through the installation directions for Sqoop:
Sqoop server supports multiple Hadoop versions. However as Hadoop major versions are not compatible with each other, Sqoop have multiple binary artefacts - one for each supported major version of Hadoop. You need to make sure that you’re using appropriated binary artifact for your specific Hadoop version. To install Sqoop server decompress appropriate distribution artifact in location at your convenience and change your working directory to this folder.
Decompress Sqoop distribution tarball
tar -xvf sqoop--bin-hadoop.tar.gz
Move decompressed content to any location
mv sqoop--bin-hadoop.tar.gz /usr/lib/sqoop
Change working directory
//END OF DIRECTIONS...
The first step is confusing. I think "tar -xvf ..." decompresses the files and shoots them off to some location which I did not specify. When I ran the command I saw a ton of file names listed with no particular direction as to what was being done to them. E.G.
[root@sandbox lib]# tar -xvf sqoop-1.99.3-bin-hadoop200.tar.gz
...and so on
Then I ran "mv .." to move the tar file. (Not sure why this wasn't listed as step 1). Finally, I changed the directory to /sqoop. When I run
ls I do not see my files listed.
What am I missing here? I'm not strong with Linux so maybe I just totally missed something.