The following command will install tools and libraries required to build and install the Apache Thrift compiler and C++ libraries on a Debian/Ubuntu Linux based system.
sudo apt-get install automake bison flex g++ git libboost1.55-all-dev libevent-dev libssl-dev libtool make pkg-config
Debian 7/Ubuntu 12 users need to manually install a more recent version of automake and (for C++ library and test support) boost:
wget http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/automake-1.15/automake_1.15-3_all.deb sudo dpkg -i automake_1.15-3_all.deb wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.60.0/boost_1_60_0.tar.gz tar xvf boost_1_60_0.tar.gz cd boost_1_60_0 ./bootstrap.sh sudo ./b2 install
If you would like to build Apache Thrift libraries for other programming languages you may need to install additional packages. The following languages require the specified additional packages:
For more information on the requirements see: Apache Thrift Requirements
For more information on building and installing Thrift see: Building from source