In this tutorial we will see step by step process to install the Apache Oozie version (5.2.0) on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (Bionic Beaver), once the installation is completed you can play with Oozie.


  • Apache Oozie: We have used the Apache Oozie-5.2.0 version for installation.
  • Operating System (OS): We have used Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS version. You can use other flavors of Linux systems like Redhat, CentOS, etc.

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Steps to Install Apache Oozie version(5.2.0) on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

Please follow the following steps for Apache Oozie installation.

Step 1.

Please download Apache Oozie 5.2.0 from the below link.

On Linux: wget

On Windows:

cloudduggu download oozie

Step 2.

Now let us extract the downloaded Apache Oozie tar using the below command.

cloudduggu@ubuntu:~$ tar -xzf oozie-5.1.0.tar.gz

cloudduggu oozie untar

Step 3.

After this, we will install the Maven tool to compile the Apache Oozie source. Use the below command to install Maven.

cloudduggu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install maven

cloudduggu oozie maven installation

Once Maven is installed, verify the version of Maven using the below command.

cloudduggu@ubuntu:~$ mvn -version

cloudduggu oozie maven version

Step 4.

Now we will compile Apache Oozie to create binary files for the distro. Go to “/bin” directory of Oozie home and run the below command.

cloudduggu@ubuntu:~/oozie-5.2.0$ cd bin

cloudduggu@ubuntu:~/oozie-5.2.0/bin$ ./ -DskipTests

cloudduggu oozie bindirectory

cloudduggu oozie distro creation

Once the Apache Oozie distro build is completed then we will receive the below output.

cloudduggu oozie distro output

Step 5.

After this create a "libext" directory under the Oozie directory using the below command. The location of the file is mentioned below.

cloudduggu@ubuntu:~$ cd /home/cloudduggu/oozie-5.2.0/distro/target/oozie-5.2.0-distro/oozie-5.2.0

cloudduggu@ubuntu:~/oozie-5.2.0/distro/target/oozie-5.2.0-distro/oozie-5.2.0$ mkdir libext

cloudduggu oozie libtext

Now go to the “libext” directory and download the “” file from the below link.

cloudduggu@ubuntu:~/oozie-5.2.0/distro/target/oozie-5.2.0-distro/oozie-5.2.0/libext/$ wget

cloudduggu oozie ext

After this copy all Hadoop libraries into the “libext” folder.

cloudduggu ozzie hadoop libraries

cloudduggu ozzie hadoop libraries

cloudduggu ozzie hadoop libraries

cloudduggu ozzie hadoop libraries

cloudduggu ozzie hadoop libraries

cloudduggu ozzie hadoop libraries

Step 6.

Now we will get Oozie binary file in the target directory. The location of the target directory is mentioned below.


Create a directory name “oozie” under “/usr/local” using the below command.

cloudduggu@ubuntu:~$ mkdir /usr/local/oozie

Go to target directory and move “oozie-5.2.0” directory into “/usr/local/oozie” directory using below commands.

cloudduggu@ubuntu:~$ cd oozie-5.2.0/distro/target/oozie-5.2.0-distro

cloudduggu@ubuntu:~/oozie-5.2.0/distro/target/oozie-5.2.0-distro$ mv oozie-5.2.0 /usr/local/oozie

Step 7.

Now we will set OOZIE_HOME and JAVE_HOME path on the “.bashcr” file.

cloudduggu@ubuntu:~$ nano .bashrc

Export location of Oozie and Java in ".bashrc" file.

export OOZIE_HOME=/usr/local/oozie/oozie-5.2.0

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/

cloudduggu oozie path

Save the changes by pressing CTRL + O and exit from the nano editor by pressing CTRL + X.

Step 8.

After this go to oozie home directory and supply below command to setup oozie.

cloudduggu@ubuntu:~$ cd /usr/local/oozie/oozie-5.2.0/

cloudduggu@ubuntu:/usr/local/oozie/oozie-5.2.0$ ./bin/

cloudduggu oozie setup

Step 9.

Now start the Oozie server using the below command.

cloudduggu@ubuntu:/usr/local/oozie/oozie-5.2.0$ ./bin/ start

Once the Oozie server is started we will receive the below message.

cloudduggu oozie server start

Step 10.

Once the Oozie server is started, we can verify it from the web browser. Open a browser and type http://localhost:11000/oozie, 11000 is the default port for Oozie.

Alternatively, you can run the below command to check Oozie services.

cloudduggu@ubuntu:/usr/local/oozie/oozie-5.2.0$ ./bin/oozie admin -oozie http://localhost:11000/oozie -status

cloudduggu oozie web