What is the difference between hadoop-1.2.1.bin.tar.gz and hadoop-1.2.1.tar.gz files?

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When i am installing hadoop in my machine i find out there are two stable files preset in apache hadoop website. First one is hadoop-1.2.1.bin.tar.gz and second one is hadoop-1.2.1.tar.gz. So basically what is the difference of two files. My guess is hadoop-1.2.1.bin.tar.gz file is used as source code of hadoop and hadoop-1.2.1.tar.gz is contains all HDFS application.
Aug 16, 2018 in Big Data Hadoop by Neha
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As the name of the file in them self suggest:

hadoop-1.2.1.bin.tar.gz -- This contains the Binary or executables (In later releases of hadoop, this is not included for download and need to be built locally using maven)

hadoop-1.2.1.tar.gz -- This contains your src code which is distributed for your reference.

The latest stable release is 2.5.2, it is highly recommended to use the latest release.

answered Aug 17, 2018 by Frankie
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