This is the documentation for CDH 4.7.0.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

About CDH Package Manifests

Both the CDH patched source and packages contain explicit information about Cloudera modifications. For example, in the patched source there is a top-level cloudera directory with:

  • A CHANGES.cloudera.txt file that lists all the changes to the pristine source
  • A patches directory that contains every patch Cloudera has applied to the pristine source. All Cloudera patches are released with an Apache 2.0 license.
  • A files directory for files Cloudera created from scratch, such as man pages and configuration files. All Cloudera files are released with an Apache 2.0 license.
  • A README.cloudera file explains explicitly how to recreate the patches source from the pristine source.