Mahout usage IncompatibleClassChangeError Exception

The error pops up while using mahout collab filtering on Hadoop 2.

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.IncompatibleClassChangeError: Found interface org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.JobContext, but class was expected
at org.apache.mahout.common.HadoopUtil.getCustomJobName(HadoopUtil.java:174)
at org.apache.mahout.common.AbstractJob.prepareJob(AbstractJob.java:614)
at org.apache.mahout.cf.taste.hadoop.preparation.PreparePreferenceMatrixJob.run(PreparePreferenceMatrixJob.java:73)
at org.apache.hadoop.util.ToolRunner.run(ToolRunner.java:70)
at org.apache.mahout.cf.taste.hadoop.item.RecommenderJob.run(RecommenderJob.java:168)
at org.apache.hadoop.util.ToolRunner.run(ToolRunner.java:70)
at org.apache.mahout.cf.taste.hadoop.item.RecommenderJob.main(RecommenderJob.java:335)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at org.apache.hadoop.util.RunJar.main(RunJar.java:208)

 

Fix:
Specify hadoop 2 version explicitly

mvn clean install -DskipTests=true -Dhadoop2.version=2.0.0

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