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Running make menuconfig for the SDK (RUTX_R_GPL_00.02.06.1.tar.gz) on a pristine Ubuntu 16.04 machine results in a failure where the file libncursesw.so.6 cannot be found.  All of the packages listed in the instructions were successfully installed. This particular file does not appear to be available in a Ubuntu package.

I am following the "RUTX Software Development Kit instructions" found at https://wiki.teltonika-networks.com/view/RUTX_Software_Development_Kit_instructions

The 'make' command completes successfully, but the make menuconfig command fails almost immediately.

Here are the commands required to recreate the failure:

tar -xf RUTX_R_GPL_00.02.06.1.tar.gz
cd openwrt-gpl-ipq40xx-generic.Linux-x86_64

make menuconfig

This results in the following error:
scripts/config/mconf: error while loading shared libraries: libncursesw.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/home/stsuser/openwrt-gpl-ipq40xx-generic.Linux-x86_64/include/toplevel.mk:145: recipe for target 'menuconfig' failed

I did find the source code for libncursesw.so.6, but once that was installed, make menuconfig threw other errors complaining about the GLIBC version on the Ubuntu machine.

As mentioned, this is a pristine Ubuntu 16.04 installation on AWS spun up for this purpose.

Any suggestions?

jw

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Hello,

The SDK ships with precompiled files, just remove them:

tar -xf RUTX_R_GPL_00.02.06.1.tar.gz
cd openwrt-gpl-ipq40xx-generic.Linux-x86_64
cd scripts/config ; rm *.o conf; cd ../../

You should be able to run make menuconfig after that.

Regards,

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thanks,

so after running menuconfig and adding * beside package you want install. Do you save that as a new .config file? Then "make"?
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Yes save and make.
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You can also reflash the router using bin/targets/ipq40xx/generic/tltFws/RUTX_R_GPL_00.02.06.1_WEBUI.bin it is the same file as openwrt-ipq40xx-generic-teltonika_rutx-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin not sure if the name will change anything.
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it asks for you to name the .conf file when saving. Is this irrevelant? Just give it any name and this not required when you make?
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ok sorry just exit dont save the file. Got it. thanks. It asks you to save when you are exiting.