Long story short... re-installed MapR 5.2.
Since its been a while since I've done an install. I figure I missed something.
The issue is that when I try to start hive a hive shell I get the following error:
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.RuntimeException: java.io.FileNotFoundException: File /user/msegel/tmp/hive does not exist
Yet I created the directory structure /user/msegel/tmp/hive owned by msegel similar to the directory owned by mapr.
The other issue is that I can't seem to find any user that has ADMIN rights to hive ... (there isn't a hive user.)
And of course... documentation is hard to find.
I can create databases and tables as user mapr, however I need to do this as msegel (which I have set up w mapr admin privileges on the cluster. )