./compileOF.sh error on ubuntu/arm8


I followed some instructions for installing openframeworks on Linux which included using git to download (can’t find the page, sorry)

git clone --recursive(ly) https://github.com/openframeworks/openFrameworks

(the ‘recursively’ didn’t work, but ‘recursive’ did. I’m not sure when that particular web page was published)

I then found the instructions for installing on Linux here: https://openframeworks.cc/setup/linux-install/

However, while the dependencies and codecs found in openframeworks/scripts/Linux/ubuntu can be executed, when I go to the next line:

cd OF/scripts/linux
./compileOF.sh -j3

I get the error:

makefilecommon/config.shared.mk:86: *** recipe commences before first target.
there has been a problem compiling Debug OF library
please report this problem in the forums

This is on a NVidia Jetson TX2, which has an arm8 processor, but I didn’t know there were only arm6 and arm7 versions of openframeworks.

is there a way to install openframeworks onto this device? Is there a way to delete what is here already if I cannot?


The option j3 , as stated in the doc “-j3 tells the script to use 3 CPUs to compile.”
Maybe it is worth trying with number smaller than 3.


well, it did not work when I didn’t include any cores and let the compiler choose the number…

I may try this next and see what happens. Apparently the Jetson TX2 and openframeworks can be a bit of a pain… It would be easier to fix the ./OFCompile.sh problem, personally.


I’m Japanese but I wrote how to install Openframeworks 0.10.0 for TX2
Try translating and running it.
Very easy! !