Need help installing cassandra-pdo


I am having trouble installing cassandra-pdo on my OpenSuse Leap 42.2

It requires thrift to compile. I have installed thrift. Please see below output for rpm -qi thrift.

buzz@linux-twzr:~> rpm -qi thriftName        : thrift
Version     : 0.9.3
Release     : 10.d_t.1
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Sun 05 Feb 2017 12:53:38 AM IST
Group       : Development/Libraries/C and C++
Size        : 3262197
License     : Apache-2.0
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Thu 02 Feb 2017 10:22:31 PM IST, Key ID 30a8343a498d5a23
Source RPM  : thrift-0.9.3-10.d_t.1.src.rpm
Build Date  : Thu 02 Feb 2017 10:21:53 PM IST
Build Host  : lamb53
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Vendor      : obs://
URL         :
Summary     : Framework for scalable cross-language services development
Description :
Thrift is a software framework for scalable cross-language services
development. It combines a powerful software stack with a code generation
engine to build services that work efficiently and seamlessly between C++,
Java, C#, Python, Ruby, Perl, PHP, Objective C/Cocoa, Smalltalk, Erlang,
Objective Caml, and Haskell.
Distribution: devel:tools / openSUSE_Leap_42.2

However for some reason when I try and compile cassandra-pdo…i get an error ‘Unable to locate thrift installation’

I have searched through google and in most places I get material for Ubuntu/Debian, CentOS, etc but not for OpenSuse.
I would appreciate if someone could help me on this.

Hi and welcome to the Forum :slight_smile:
Is libthrift-devel installed, normally when you compile sources, it’s looking for headers or the *.so files… FYI, openSUSE Leap 42.2 comes with thrift, why install the later version?

I didn’t know it came with thrift.
All this while I was looking for thrift-devel. So that got me to the ‘./configure’ part of the compilation.
:)Thanks a lot for your help on this.

Now though when I try to ‘make’, it gives me a libtool error :frowning:

libtool: compile: unable to infer tagged configuration
libtool: compile: specify a tag with `--tag'
Makefile:181: recipe for target 'cassandra_driver.lo' failed

So how did you configure it, and when it ran through the configure phase was it all ok in the output? If you use the command;

./configure --help

Does it tell you something about --tag?

yes. I was able to get past this.

I had to modify the Makefile to add --tag=CC option in each libtool statement…

now i am getting a different error:

make: *** No rule to make target '/home/parag/Downloads/YACassandraPDO-master/modules/', needed by 'all'.  Stop.

now I am back to modify the Makefile :expressionless:

You shouldn’t need to change the Makefile, during configure add the --tag=CC option? Have you used the --enable-shared or --disable-static option (again info via the help option as to what it is)?

I do not have the option I think to use -tag=CC in ./configure
I did use --enable-shared though and now I get the error g++ command not found

./configure --help output:

parag@linux-twzr:~/Downloads/YACassandraPDO-master> ./configure --help
`configure' configures this package to adapt to many kinds of systems.

Usage: ./configure [OPTION]... [VAR=VALUE]...

To assign environment variables (e.g., CC, CFLAGS...), specify them as
VAR=VALUE.  See below for descriptions of some of the useful variables.

Defaults for the options are specified in brackets.

  -h, --help              display this help and exit
      --help=short        display options specific to this package
      --help=recursive    display the short help of all the included packages
  -V, --version           display version information and exit
  -q, --quiet, --silent   do not print `checking ...' messages
      --cache-file=FILE   cache test results in FILE [disabled]
  -C, --config-cache      alias for `--cache-file=config.cache'
  -n, --no-create         do not create output files
      --srcdir=DIR        find the sources in DIR [configure dir or `..']

Installation directories:
  --prefix=PREFIX         install architecture-independent files in PREFIX
  --exec-prefix=EPREFIX   install architecture-dependent files in EPREFIX

By default, `make install' will install all the files in
`/usr/local/bin', `/usr/local/lib' etc.  You can specify
an installation prefix other than `/usr/local' using `--prefix',
for instance `--prefix=$HOME'.

For better control, use the options below.

Fine tuning of the installation directories:
  --bindir=DIR            user executables [EPREFIX/bin]
  --sbindir=DIR           system admin executables [EPREFIX/sbin]
  --libexecdir=DIR        program executables [EPREFIX/libexec]
  --sysconfdir=DIR        read-only single-machine data [PREFIX/etc]
  --sharedstatedir=DIR    modifiable architecture-independent data [PREFIX/com]
  --localstatedir=DIR     modifiable single-machine data [PREFIX/var]
  --libdir=DIR            object code libraries [EPREFIX/lib]
  --includedir=DIR        C header files [PREFIX/include]
  --oldincludedir=DIR     C header files for non-gcc [/usr/include]
  --datarootdir=DIR       read-only arch.-independent data root [PREFIX/share]
  --datadir=DIR           read-only architecture-independent data [DATAROOTDIR]
  --infodir=DIR           info documentation [DATAROOTDIR/info]
  --localedir=DIR         locale-dependent data [DATAROOTDIR/locale]
  --mandir=DIR            man documentation [DATAROOTDIR/man]
  --docdir=DIR            documentation root [DATAROOTDIR/doc/PACKAGE]
  --htmldir=DIR           html documentation [DOCDIR]
  --dvidir=DIR            dvi documentation [DOCDIR]
  --pdfdir=DIR            pdf documentation [DOCDIR]
  --psdir=DIR             ps documentation [DOCDIR]

System types:
  --build=BUILD     configure for building on BUILD [guessed]
  --host=HOST       cross-compile to build programs to run on HOST [BUILD]
  --target=TARGET   configure for building compilers for TARGET [HOST]

Optional Features and Packages:
  --disable-option-checking  ignore unrecognized --enable/--with options
  --disable-FEATURE       do not include FEATURE (same as --enable-FEATURE=no)
  --enable-FEATURE=ARG]  include FEATURE [ARG=yes]
  --with-PACKAGE=ARG]    use PACKAGE [ARG=yes]
  --without-PACKAGE       do not use PACKAGE (same as --with-PACKAGE=no)
  --with-libdir=NAME      Look for libraries in .../NAME rather than .../lib
  --with-php-config=PATH  Path to php-config php-config
  --with-pdo-cassandra=FILE  Enable PDO cassandra support. FILE is optional path to thrift interface file.
  --with-thrift-dir=DIR  Optional path to thrift installation.
  --with-boost-dir=DIR  Optional path to boost installation.
  --enable-shared=PKGS]  build shared libraries [default=yes]
  --enable-static=PKGS]  build static libraries [default=yes]
  --with-pic=PKGS]       try to use only PIC/non-PIC objects [default=use
                          optimize for fast installation [default=yes]
  --with-gnu-ld           assume the C compiler uses GNU ld [default=no]
  --with-sysroot=DIR Search for dependent libraries within DIR
                        (or the compiler's sysroot if not specified).
  --disable-libtool-lock  avoid locking (might break parallel builds)

Some influential environment variables:
  CC          C compiler command
  CFLAGS      C compiler flags
  LDFLAGS     linker flags, e.g. -L<lib dir> if you have libraries in a
              nonstandard directory <lib dir>
  LIBS        libraries to pass to the linker, e.g. -l<library>
  CPPFLAGS    (Objective) C/C++ preprocessor flags, e.g. -I<include dir> if
              you have headers in a nonstandard directory <include dir>
  CPP         C preprocessor
  CXX         C++ compiler command
  CXXFLAGS    C++ compiler flags
  CXXCPP      C++ preprocessor

Use these variables to override the choices made by `configure' or to help
it to find libraries and programs with nonstandard names/locations.

Report bugs to the package provider.

OK, I grabbed the fork 0.6.0 version (since the google one is dead) from;

Extracted the tarball, ensured thrift, libthrift-devel, php5-devel, boost-devel, gcc-c++ and re2c installed, then run the following;

./configure --enable-static=no
cd gen-cpp
sed -i "s/apache::thrift::to_string/::apache::thrift::to_string/" cassandra_types.cpp
cd ..

Were you able to build successfully?

I followed the exact same steps, but now i get the error:

/home/parag/Downloads/YACassandraPDO-0.6.0/gen-cpp/Cassandra.cpp:10221:11: error: 'org::apache::thrift' has not been declared
   apache::thrift::protocol::TOutputRecursionTracker tracker(*oprot);
/home/parag/Downloads/YACassandraPDO-0.6.0/gen-cpp/Cassandra.cpp:10221:53: error: expected ';' before 'tracker'
   apache::thrift::protocol::TOutputRecursionTracker tracker(*oprot);

there must be something I am missing here…

Hmmm, not sure the sed command should fix it…

Anyway, I built as an rpm for you, see the spec file for how it’s built/installed :wink:


aah i have thrift 0.9.3 and its slightly different for thrift 0.9.3. I found relevant command here

so i did the following then (after of’course installing everything you mentioned:

: phpize
: ./configure --enable-static=no
: sed -i "s/apache::thrift::protocol::TInputRecursionTracker/::apache::thrift::protocol::TInputRecursionTracker/" gen-cpp/Cassandra.cpp gen-cpp/cassandra_types.cpp
: sed -i "s/apache::thrift::protocol::TOutputRecursionTracker/::apache::thrift::protocol::TOutputRecursionTracker/" gen-cpp/Cassandra.cpp gen-cpp/cassandra_types.cpp
: make
: make install

and voila…it worked.

Thanks a lot malcolm

wow …you are super awesome. I will keep the rpm just in case if I need a quick install in future.