Anton Anton - 6 months ago 233
Ruby Question

Can't install thrift gem on OS X El Capitan

Trying to install thift gem after OSX El Capitan upgrade:

$ gem install thrift
Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing thrift:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

/Users/foo/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.1.4/bin/ruby -r ./siteconf20160402-32256-7dzqel.rb extconf.rb
checking for strlcpy() in string.h... yes
creating Makefile

make "DESTDIR=" clean

make "DESTDIR="
compiling binary_protocol_accelerated.c
compiling bytes.c
compiling compact_protocol.c
compact_protocol.c:442:41: error: shifting a negative signed value is undefined [-Werror,-Wshift-negative-value]
rb_exc_raise(get_protocol_exception(INT2FIX(-1), rb_str_new2(buf)));
^~~~~~~~~~~


Compilation fails with
compact_protocol.c:442:41: error: shifting a negative signed value is undefined [-Werror,-Wshift-negative-value]

Answer

I have a solution for you! Hopefully.

Had this same problem the other day.

The problem is in the clang compiler that El Capitan comes bundled with. I'm sure it screws up other issues but this is one point that I had a lot of issues with.

Try running the following command and let me know how it goes!

gem install thrift -- --with-cppflags=\"-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=0 -Wno-shift-negative-value\"