All,
   I've made a snap package for ORC 1.5.2. Snap is a cross-Linux application package manager. Once you have snapd installed on your OS, you can install ORC's tools with:

% sudo snap install orc

It installs 4 commands:

* orc.contents - C++ ORC tool for displaying data contents
* orc.java - Java ORC tool
* orc.metadata - C++ ORC metadata tool
* orc.statistics - C++ ORC statistics tool

.. Owen