If you have issues setting up / compiling Thrive, please read this thread. If you still have an issue feel free to post in this thread. Include the output from the setup script when doing so!
The setup instructions are here: https://github.com/Revolutionary-Games/Thrive/blob/master/doc/setup_instructions.md
Remember to follow the prerequisite install step first before continuing to the Thrive specific instructions.
Feel free to also share tips that worked for you when setting up Thrive.