When I try the command "gem install thrift" with Ruby 1.9.1, I got a compilation error with something related to a C function "strlcpy()".
Then I searched the web. It seems I am not alone and the community know it.
However I do not want to wait for official update, I want to try Cassandra and Thrift is a dependency I have to use now.
So, read on if you want a dirty fix.
Start command line console and run:
$ gem install thrift
If you got the error with "strlcpy", you should have thrift code downloaded in your ruby gems folder.
It is "C:\Ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.9.1\gems\thrift-0.2.0" for my computer on Windows.
$ cd C:\Ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.9.1\gems\thrift-0.2.0\ext
If you are using linux, check the lib/.../ext folder.
Open "extconf.rb" and "struct.c" with a text editor. Comment out HAVE_STRLCPY in "struct.c" like this:
strlcpy (char *dst, const char *src, size_t dst_sz)
Comment out have_func line in "extconf.rb" like this:
# have_func("strlcpy", "string.h")
$ cd C:\Ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.9.1\gems\thrift-0.2.0
$ ruby setup.rb
$ gem spec C:\Ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.9.1\cache\thrift-0.2.0.gem --ruby > \
$ gem list
You should see "thrift (0.2.0)" is in your local installed gem list.