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t75rsj1
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IDK Samples GLES2 and REMOTE - confused about Simplified build system (common)

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IDK newbie question - in the 'IDK getting started guide', there is info about how to use the SAMPLES to MAKE binaries for samples such as GLES2 and REMOTE. The doc says the following:

Each sample includes a makefile that is used to generate a squashfs.bin file that can be sideloaded on your IDK-supported Roku streaming player. To package a sample IDK application, open a terminal application on your Linux workstation, change the directory to the sample to be packaged, and then enter make.

cd ../samples/gles2 
make

 When I run the above 2 commands for either the samples gles2 or remote, I receive an error message 

"../common/rules.mk:36: *** CXX is not set, did you forget to include Roku4.mk?. Stop."

The SAMPLES/GLES2 folder as downloaded contains a MAKEFILE, as does the SAMPLES/REMOTE folder; the documentation talks about a 'Simplified build system (common)' and tries to describe the purpose of Roku4.mk and rules.mk that are in the SAMPLES/COMMON folder - but sorry after much review I cannot determine what to do to create the binaries I need for sideloading the GLES2 or REMOTE samples. Does the Roku4.mk and / or rules.mk files each need to be custom edited, and then copied into the Samples/GLES2 folder before issuing the MAKE command? Does the Roku4.mk file need to be customized and then used to replace the MAKEFILE that is already in the Samples/GLES2 folder?? 

A very confused IDK newbie.

 

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t75rsj1
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Re: IDK Samples GLES2 and REMOTE - confused about Simplified build system (common)

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I was able to resolve my own issues - embarrassingly caused when I incorrectly 'extracted' the downloaded IDK.  On a WIN10 WSL system, I failed to download/copy the IDK download file to the proper location. Once I copied the downloaded IDK file to my WSL home/user directory on  a Ubuntu 20.04 system, and then used the correct TAR command to Extract the downloaded file, everything worked fine, and I was able to correctly run the MAKE files for the Roku IDK samples that were present in the IDK download TAR files. So I caused my own problems initially, but now all is fine.

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t75rsj1
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Re: IDK Samples GLES2 and REMOTE - confused about Simplified build system (common)

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Making some progress. For the IDK Samples GLES2 and REMOTE, I almost have the MAKE commands working now .... except toward the end of MAKE process I am receiving these two error messages when I try ans MAKE either GLES2 or REMOTE:

/mnt/c/roku-idk/platforms/Roku4/toolchain/bin/../lib/gcc/arm-roku-linux-gnueabi/10.3.0/../../../../arm-roku-linux-gnueabi/bin/ld: cannot find libc.so.6

/mnt/c/roku-idk/platforms/Roku4/toolchain/bin/../lib/gcc/arm-roku-linux-gnueabi/10.3.0/../../../../arm-roku-linux-gnueabi/bin/ld: cannot find ld-linux.so.3

collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

make: *** [../common/rules.mk:52: package/sample-remote] Error 1

Can anyone help as to why libc.so.6 and ld-linux.so.3 cannot be found?

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t75rsj1
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Re: IDK Samples GLES2 and REMOTE - confused about Simplified build system (common)

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.... receiving these errors when running MAKE on a Ubuntu-20.04 system installed in a WIN10 WSL 2 system....

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t75rsj1
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Re: IDK Samples GLES2 and REMOTE - confused about Simplified build system (common)

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I was able to resolve my own issues - embarrassingly caused when I incorrectly 'extracted' the downloaded IDK.  On a WIN10 WSL system, I failed to download/copy the IDK download file to the proper location. Once I copied the downloaded IDK file to my WSL home/user directory on  a Ubuntu 20.04 system, and then used the correct TAR command to Extract the downloaded file, everything worked fine, and I was able to correctly run the MAKE files for the Roku IDK samples that were present in the IDK download TAR files. So I caused my own problems initially, but now all is fine.

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nightowl69
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Re: IDK Samples GLES2 and REMOTE - confused about Simplified build system (common)

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Can you help answer a question?

Once I develop an app using IDk, will my friends be able to sideload the binary file on their device If I share the squashfs.bin?

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YungBlood
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Re: IDK Samples GLES2 and REMOTE - confused about Simplified build system (common)

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Yes. Sharing the resulting binary is the only way to distribute IDK apps currently. (Unless you're sharing the source code, and expecting each user to compile it themselves)

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