Installing cassandra on Centos 5

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Just a quick post on how-to install cassandra on Centos 5, and getting the required bits on to stop all the errors you will see, such as JNA and MX4J missing. First you need to get all the required modules from yum, to prepare the server. yum -y install gcc-c++ make cmake python-devel bzip2-devel zlib-devel ...