Hi, HBase 0.20.4 has entered Debian unstable, should slide into testing after the usual 14 day period and will therefor most likely be included in the upcomming Debian Squeeze.
http://packages.debian.org/source/sid/hbase Please note, that this packaging effort is still very much work-in-progress and not yet suitable for production use. However the aim is to have a rock solid stable HBase in squeeze+1 respectively in Debian testing in the next months. Meanwhile the HBase package in Debian can raise HBase's visibility and lower the entrance barrier. So if somebody wants to try out HBase (on Debian), it is as easy as: aptitude install zookeeperd hbase-masterd In other news: zookeeper is in Debian testing as of today. Best regards, Thomas Koch, http://www.koch.ro