Debian/Ubuntu install

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

Optional packages

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:

Additional reading

For more information on the requirements see: Apache Thrift Requirements

For more information on building and installing Thrift see: Building from source