Building Jubatus from Source

We recommend using binary packages (see Quick Start) whenever possible, but you can of course build Jubatus from source. jubatus-installer may help your installation from source.


You need gcc (version 4.4 or later), pkg-config (version 0.26 or later) and python (version 2.4 or later, used in waf) to build Jubatus from source. In addition, following libraries are required. For supported version of libraries, refer to the Jubatus Wiki.

Software Version Mandatory Note
jubatus_core master  
oniguruma >= 5.9 [1] Required by jubatus_core.
re2 master [1] Required by jubatus_core when configuring with --regexp-library=re2.
msgpack >= 0.5.7 [2] Required by jubatus_core and jubatus.
jubatus-mpio 0.4.5  
jubatus-msgpack-rpc 0.4.4 C++ client library must be installed.
log4cxx >= 0.10.0  
mecab >= 0.99   Required when configured with --enable-mecab.
ux-trie master   Required when configured with --enable-ux.
opencv >= 2.0.0 [3] Required when configured with --enable-opencv.
python >= 2.6   Required when configured with --enable-python-bridge or --enable-python3-bridge.
zookeeper >= 3.3   Required when configured with --enable-zookeeper. C client library must be installed.
[1](1, 2) By default, oniguruma is used by jubatus_core as a regexp library (--regexp-library=oniguruma). You can completely disable regexp feature by configuring jubatus_core with --regexp-library=none.
[2]MessagePack 1.x series are not supported yet.
[3]ORB algorithm is not available if opencv <= 2.2.0.

Depending on your distribution, some libraries may be available as a binary package. When binary packages are not available, you also need to build these libraries from source; download them from each website ( oniguruma, re2, msgpack, jubatus-mpio, jubatus-msgpack-rpc, log4cxx, mecab, ux-trie, opencv, python, zookeeper ).

Ubuntu 12.04

Here’s an example on Ubuntu 12.04 systems.

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential git-core pkg-config

$ sudo apt-get install libmsgpack-dev libonig-dev liblog4cxx10-dev

$ wget
$ tar xzf jubatus_mpio-0.4.5.tar.gz
$ cd jubatus_mpio-0.4.5
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install
$ cd ..

$ wget
$ tar xzf jubatus_msgpack-rpc-0.4.4.tar.gz
$ cd jubatus_msgpack-rpc-0.4.4
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install
$ cd ..

Now build Jubatus.

$ wget -O jubatus_core.tar.gz
$ tar xzf jubatus_core.tar.gz
$ cd jubatus_core-master
$ ./waf configure
$ ./waf build
$ sudo ./waf install
$ sudo ldconfig

$ wget -O jubatus-master.tar.gz
$ tar xzf jubatus-master.tar.gz
$ cd jubatus-master
$ ./waf configure
$ ./waf build
$ sudo ./waf install
$ sudo ldconfig

As this is a minimal configuration (see ./waf configure --help for other configuration options available), some features like distributed mode and feature extraction plugins are not available.

waf command requires python command. If you are building Jubatus on platform that does not provide python command (like Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04), run sudo apt-get install python2.7 to install python, or try running waf via python3 (e.g., python3 ./waf configure).

Mac OS X

We experimentally support building and running standalone mode on Mac OS X.

You can use Homebrew tap repository for quick installation.

Other Environments

  • Debian GNU/Linux runs all mode.
  • Arch Linux runs standalone mode.
  • We are waiting for report in other *BSD systems and in Solaris.