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Thrift C++ Software Library


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Using Thrift with C++

The Thrift C++ libraries are built using the GNU tools. Follow the instructions
in the top-level README, or run in this folder to generate the

In case you do not want to open another README file, do this:
  ./configure (--with-boost=/usr/local)
  sudo make install

Thrift is divided into two libraries.

  The core Thrift library contains all the core Thrift code. It requires
  boost shared pointers, pthreads, and librt.

  This library contains the Thrift nonblocking server, which uses libevent.
  To link this library you will also need to link libevent.

Linking Against Thrift

After you build and install Thrift the libraries are installed to
/usr/local/lib by default. Make sure this is in your LDPATH.

On Linux, the best way to do this is to ensure that /usr/local/lib is in
your /etc/ and then run /sbin/ldconfig.

Depending upon whether you are linking dynamically or statically and how
your build environment it set up, you may need to include additional
libraries when linking against thrift, such as librt and/or libpthread. If
you are using libthriftnb you will also need libevent.


boost shared pointers

libevent (for libthriftnb only)
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