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From Sebastian Piu <>
Subject Re: java/format: Windows build fails due to no flatc binary available
Date Sat, 02 Mar 2019 21:34:40 GMT
Just to clarify, the current pom under java/format is downloading it for
linux/osx and fails for windows since there is no pre-packaged artifact or
is not attempting to look for the standard binary in the path either from
what I could see.
I'd be happy to contribute with a fix in the same way that's been done for
those other OSes - i.e. prepackaging flatc in that maven repo that seems to
have been introduced for arrow only (though I might be wrong here?)

In any case, I agree and is fairly easy to work out with the provided error
messages/failures so it is not a big deal either

On Sat, 2 Mar 2019 at 21:22, Wes McKinney <> wrote:

> I would be sort of inclined to expect Java users to have flatc
> installed on their system rather than try to maintain an automatic
> download. This project is intended for intermediate to advanced
> developers; to require a system-level package be installed in addition
> to the JDK does not seem unreasonable.
> If there turns out to be a dependable, maintained (preferably not by
> the Arrow community) Maven artifact, then we could use this, but there
> does not seem to be one right now.
> On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 5:18 AM Sebastian Piu <>
> wrote:
> >
> > Doing mvn install on arrow/java fails on a windows machine due to no
> > suitable dependency available for flatc in maven central:
> > com.github.icexelloss:flatc-windows-x86_64:exe:1.9.0 in central (
> >
> >
> > The solution from reading the pom is:
> >
> > 1) manually download flatc 1.9.0 from
> >
> > 2) extract and rename flatc.exe to
> > java/format/target/flatc-windows-x86_64-1.9.0.exe
> > 3) run mvn install
> >
> > Would there be interest on fixing this by publishing the binary from here
> > <>? or at least adding a readme
> entry on
> > how to get past this? Any other thoughts?

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