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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 verification script either for the source release or the binary artifacts:

dev/release/ source|binaries $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_CUDA=ON to also run CUDA 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 11.12 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 jq

# 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:

unzip apache-maven-$
mkdir -p $HOME/java
mv apache-maven-$MAVEN_VERSION $HOME/java
export PATH=$HOME/java/apache-maven-$MAVEN_VERSION/bin:$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 11

nvm install 11

Install Ruby

# 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

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