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Running the release verification script on each major platform


First, you must make sure your machine is configured as indicated below. Then, run the release verification script:

dev/release/ $VERSION $RC_NUM

Testing GPU Support

If you have an NVIDIA GPU and CUDA support configured, make nvidia-smi --list-gpus workable or set the environment variable ARROW_HAVE_GPU=yes to also run GPU unit tests when running the release verification script.

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Configure Cmdr (not necessary, but useful)

Control-click in Cmdr and select "Settings". Then click on "Tasks". Create a new Task in Cmdr to launch a command prompt configured with the correct Visual Studio compilation environment. The task command should look like:

cmd /k "%ConEmuDir%\..\init.bat"  -new_console 
cmd /k "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\Common7\Tools\VsDevCmd.bat" -arch=amd64

Another approach you may prefer is to add this to the Cmdr startup, by adding the following to c:\cmdr\vendor\init.bat

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\Common7\Tools\VsDevCmd.bat" -arch=amd64

Run the release verification script

Download the source tarball from the SVN dist system that you wish to verify . 

dev\release\verify-release-candidate.bat %VERSION% %RC_NUM%

System Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Linux (14.04 and higher)

Verifying on Ubuntu has a number of system dependencies

  • cmake 3.2 or higher
  • Misc apt-get dependencies (see below)
  • JDK8
  • Recent Apache Maven (3.3.9 and higher)
  • Recent Ruby (2.5.x will do), see instructions below on building from source
  • Bundler gem
  • NodeJS 10.1 and higher

Confirm that the following are in your path after following below steps and work:

  • mvn
  • npm
  • ruby
  • bundle
  • cmake

Install apt dependencies

sudo apt-get install -y cmake  # Do not use on Ubuntu 14.04
sudo apt-get install -y wget curl libboost-all-dev

# GLib build dependencies
sudo apt-get install -y -q autoconf-archive gtk-doc-tools libgirepository1.0-dev

On Ubuntu 14.04, it is necessary to install a newer CMake than what is in apt
sudo sh $CMAKE_PATH -- --skip-license --prefix=/usr

Installing Oracle JDK8 and setting JAVA_HOME

The following will perform a headless install on Ubuntu 14.04 and higher:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java -y
sudo apt-get update -qq
echo "oracle-java8-installer shared/accepted-oracle-license-v1-1 select true" | sudo debconf-set-selections
sudo apt-get install -y oracle-java8-installer
sudo apt-get install -u oracle-java8-set-default

Installing Apache Maven

Download binary zip from This must be installed somewhere and added to your $PATH. For example:

mkdir -p $HOME/java
mv apache-maven-3.5.4 $HOME/java
export PATH=$HOME/java/apache-maven-3.5.4/bin:$PATH

Install NodeJS

One easy way is to use nvm

curl -o- | bash

Add the following to your bash profile

export NVM_DIR="$HOME/.nvm"
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/"  # This loads nvm
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion"  # This loads nvm bash_completion

Install NodeJS 10.8.0

nvm install 10.8.0

Install Ruby and Ruby / GLib dependencies

# Build and install Ruby from source
sudo apt-get build-dep -y ruby-defaults
wget$(echo $RUBY_VERSION | sed -e 's/\.[0-9]*$//')/ruby-$RUBY_VERSION.tar.gz
tar xvf ruby-$RUBY_VERSION.tar.gz
pushd ruby-$RUBY_VERSION
CC=gcc ./configure --prefix=$HOME/ruby
CC=gcc make -j8
make install
rm -rf ruby-$RUBY_VERSION
rm -rf ruby-$RUBY_VERSION.tar.gz

Remember to add this Ruby to your PATH in your Bash profile

# Add Ruby to PATH
export PATH=$HOME/ruby/bin:$PATH

Now install the gem dependencies:

# GLib dependencies
gem install bundler

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