Installing Drill on Linux and Mac OS X

Dec 16, 2017

First, check that you meet the prerequisites, and then install Apache Drill on Linux or Mac OS X:

Complete the following steps to install Drill:

  1. In a terminal window, change to the directory where you want to install Drill.
  2. Download the latest version of Apache Drill here or from the Apache Drill mirror site with the command appropriate for your system:
    • wget http://apache.mirrors.hoobly.com/drill/drill-1.12.0/apache-drill-1.12.0.tar.gz
    • curl -o apache-drill-1.12.0.tar.gz http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/drill/drill-1.12.0/apache-drill-1.12.0.tar.gz
  3. Copy the downloaded file to the directory where you want to install Drill.
  4. Extract the contents of the Drill .tar.gz file. Use sudo only if necessary:
    tar -xvzf <.tar.gz file name>

The extraction process creates the installation directory containing the Drill software. You can now start Drill.