I’ve got a project that requires really fast boot times, so I’ve been looking into buildroot, which is a tool for building embedded Linux systems. When I started playing with the tutotials I noticed that I was getting errors with the make menuconfig command:
make menuconfig ... /development/rpi_buildroot/buildroot/output/build/buildroot-config/conf.o *** Unable to find the ncurses libraries or the *** required header files. *** 'make menuconfig' requires the ncurses libraries. *** *** Install ncurses (ncurses-devel) and try again. ***
In order to use buildroot on Ubuntu or Linux Mint the following packages need to be installed:
sudo apt-get install build-essential ncurses-base ncurses-bin libncurses5-dev dialog
After which you should be able to run make menuconfig without errors.