acib708 acib708 - 1 year ago 107
Ruby Question

Thrift Ruby gem

I cannot, for the life of me, successfully run "gem install thrift", the thing fails when building the gem's native extensions; this is the output:

(acib708) ~ -> gem install thrift
Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing thrift:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

/Users/acib708/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.0.0-p247/bin/ruby extconf.rb
extconf.rb:25:in `<main>': Use RbConfig instead of obsolete and deprecated Config.
extconf.rb:25:in `<main>': Use RbConfig instead of obsolete and deprecated Config.
checking for strlcpy() in string.h... yes
creating Makefile

make "DESTDIR="
compiling binary_protocol_accelerated.c
compiling bytes.c
compiling compact_protocol.c
compiling memory_buffer.c
compiling protocol.c
compiling strlcpy.c


In file included from strlcpy.c:20:
./strlcpy.h:28:15: error: conflicting types for '__builtin___strlcpy_chk'
/usr/include/secure/_string.h:105:3: note: expanded from macro 'strlcpy'
__builtin___strlcpy_chk (dest, src, len, __darwin_obsz (dest))
./strlcpy.h:28:15: note: '__builtin___strlcpy_chk' is a builtin with type 'unsigned long (char *, const char *, unsigned long, unsigned long)'
/usr/include/secure/_string.h:105:3: note: expanded from macro 'strlcpy'
__builtin___strlcpy_chk (dest, src, len, __darwin_obsz (dest))
4 errors generated.
make: *** [strlcpy.o] Error 1

Gem files will remain installed in /Users/acib708/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.0.0-p247/gems/thrift-0.9.1 for inspection.
Results logged to /Users/acib708/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.0.0-p247/gems/thrift-0.9.1/ext/gem_make.out

I've seen lots of similar errors around the web, but I haven't found the solution. I'm running OS X 10.9, with a fresh rvm/ruby-2.0.0-p247 install. Any ideas?

Answer Source

the issue for the moment can be found at

As a temporary fix for folks using gems, you can try setting the #define'ing the _FORTIFY_SOURCE macro to 0 to make strlcpy a function rather than a macro:

gem install thrift -- --with-cppflags='-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=0'

or if you're using bundler, you can set the cflags for thrift locally via:

bundle config build.thrift --with-cppflags='-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=0'
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