Thrift installation

Detailed information on how to install Thrift can be found here:

On Ubuntu Linux for example you just need to first install the dependencies and then you are ready to install Thrift.

  1. Install the languages with which you plan to use thrift. To use with Java for example, install a Java JDK you prefer. In this demo I am using Oracle JDK 7 for Ubuntu, but you shouldn’t have problem using the one you like.
    • To use with Java you will also need to install Apache Ant

      sudo apt-get install ant
  2. Installing required tools and libraries:

    sudo apt-get install libboost-dev libboost-test-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-thread-dev libevent-dev automake libtool flex bison pkg-config g++ libssl-dev
  1. Download Thrift:

  2. Copy the downloaded file into the desired directory and untar the file

    tar -xvf thrift-0.9.3.tar.gz
  3. For detailed instuctions on how to build Apache Thrift on your specific system you can read here:

    • For an Ubuntu linux distribution you just need to go to the thrift directory and type:

    • At the end of the output you should be able to see a list of all the libraries that are currently built in your system and ready to use with your desired programming languages. If a component is missing you should download the missing language and repeat the above step.

      thrift 0.9.3
      Building C++ Library ......... : yes
      Building C (GLib) Library .... : no
      Building Java Library ........ : yes
      Building C# Library .......... : no
      Building Python Library ...... : yes
      Building Ruby Library ........ : no
      Building Haskell Library ..... : no
      Building Perl Library ........ : no
      Building PHP Library ......... : no
      Building Erlang Library ...... : no
      Building Go Library .......... : no
      Building D Library ........... : no
      C++ Library:
         Build TZlibTransport ...... : yes
         Build TNonblockingServer .. : yes
         Build TQTcpServer (Qt) .... : no
      Java Library:
         Using javac ............... : javac
         Using java ................ : java
         Using ant ................. : /usr/bin/ant
      Python Library:
         Using Python .............. : /usr/bin/python
    • Here you can find all the packages you might need to support your desired language in case some of them are missing.

    • On the same directory run make to build Thrift

      sudo make
    • (Optional) Run the test suite if you want

      sudo make check
    • And finally you are ready to install Thrift by running

      sudo make install

Verify installation

Now your Thrift installation is completed! To verify that you have succesfully installed Thrift just type

thrift -version

and you should be able to see something like the following:

Thrift version 0.9.0

Additionaly you can go to the tutorial directory and follow the instructions located on the README files on each of the targeted languages directories. For example for JAVA you should be able to verify the following:

thrift/tutorial/java$ file ../../lib/java/build/libthrift-${version}-${release}.jar
../../lib/java/libthrift.jar: Zip archive data, at least v1.0 to extract

thrift/tutorial/java$ file ../../compiler/cpp/thrift
../../compiler/cpp/thrift: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.15, not stripped

thrift/tutorial/java$ ls ../../lib/java/build/lib/
commons-lang-2.5.jar  junit-4.4.jar  servlet-api-2.5.jar  slf4j-api-1.5.8.jar  slf4j-simple-1.5.8.jar