You can install Mahout from an RPM or Debian package, or from a tarball. Installing from packages is more convenient than installing the tarball because the packages:
- Handle dependencies
- Provide for easy upgrades
- Automatically install resources to conventional locations
These instructions assume that you will install from packages if possible.
To install Mahout on a RHEL system:
$ sudo yum install mahout
To install Mahout on a SLES system:
$ sudo zypper install mahout
To install Mahout on an Ubuntu or Debian system:
$ sudo apt-get install mahout
To access Mahout documentation:
The Mahout docs are bundled in a mahout-doc package that should be installed separately.
$ sudo apt-get install mahout-docThe contents of this package are saved under /usr/share/doc/mahout*.