To get started, you’ll need to install zookeeper. I’ll assume you’re using OS X. In which case, you can install zookeeper via home brew.
brew install zookeeper
if that breaks because of a permissions issue mentioning the directory
just go ahead and create that folder using sudo:
sudo mkdir /usr/local/var/run/zookeeper
after that, make sure to change the owner to the current user
sudo chown victor:victor /usr/local/var/run/zookeeper
Now just try running brew install zookeeper again
zookeeper should now be installed in
You’ll also want to setup the zookeeper configuration file in
I was able to just copy the example cfg to zoo.cfg from within that directory. tl:dr, your cfg file should look like this: https://gist.github.com/3126340
To clean up all this mess, I also added a small shell script that I put in /usr/local/bin that looks like this https://gist.github.com/3126356. make sure to also set the file mode to executable using
chmod +x zookeeper
so that zookeeper will find our cfg file and use the proper directory to store its data. this will also let us do
to start the server or
to stop it. yay!!