Apache Spark : ERROR : socket.gaierror: [Errno -2] Name or service not known

Getting Error “socket.gaierror: [Errno -2] Name or service not known”  while executing “./bin/pyspark”

[root@ip-10-0-0-28 spark]# ./bin/pyspark
Python 2.6.6 (r266:84292, Aug 18 2016, 15:13:37)
[GCC 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-17)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
/root/spark/spark/python/pyspark/sql/context.py:487: DeprecationWarning: HiveContext is deprecated in Spark 2.0.0. Please use SparkSession.builder.enableHiveSupport().getOrCreate() instead.
16/12/06 13:58:36 WARN NativeCodeLoader: Unable to load native-hadoop library for your platform... using builtin-java classes where applicable
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/root/spark/spark/python/pyspark/shell.py", line 43, in
spark = SparkSession.builder\
File "/root/spark/spark/python/pyspark/sql/session.py", line 169, in getOrCreate
sc = SparkContext.getOrCreate(sparkConf)
File "/root/spark/spark/python/pyspark/context.py", line 294, in getOrCreate
SparkContext(conf=conf or SparkConf())
File "/root/spark/spark/python/pyspark/context.py", line 115, in __init__
conf, jsc, profiler_cls)
File "/root/spark/spark/python/pyspark/context.py", line 174, in _do_init
self._accumulatorServer = accumulators._start_update_server()
File "/root/spark/spark/python/pyspark/accumulators.py", line 259, in _start_update_server
server = AccumulatorServer(("localhost", 0), _UpdateRequestHandler)
File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/SocketServer.py", line 412, in __init__
File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/SocketServer.py", line 423, in server_bind
File "", line 1, in bind
socket.gaierror: [Errno -2] Name or service not known


Just go to “/etc/hosts” of the server and add line localhost

From the logs it looks like pyspark is unable to understand host localhost.Please check your /etc/hosts file , if localhost is not available , add an entry it should resolve this issue.


[Ip] [Hostname] localhost

In case you are not able to change host entry of the server edit /python/pyspark/accumulators.py line number 269 as below

server = AccumulatorServer((“[server host name from hosts file]”, 0), _UpdateRequestHandler)

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