android – clang: error while loading shared libraries: libtinfo.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I’m building a substratum theme from https://github.com/substratum/template

I’m getting the following errors on run:

Build command failed.
Error while executing process /home/anubhav/Android/Sdk/ndk-bundle/ndk-build with arguments {NDK_PROJECT_PATH=null APP_BUILD_SCRIPT=/home/anubhav/AndroidStudioProjects/template/app/src/main/jni/Android.mk APP_ABI=armeabi-v7a NDK_ALL_ABIS=armeabi-v7a NDK_DEBUG=1 APP_PLATFORM=android-24 NDK_OUT=/home/anubhav/AndroidStudioProjects/template/app/build/intermediates/ndkBuild/debug/obj NDK_LIBS_OUT=/home/anubhav/AndroidStudioProjects/template/app/build/intermediates/ndkBuild/debug/lib /home/anubhav/AndroidStudioProjects/template/app/build/intermediates/ndkBuild/debug/obj/local/armeabi-v7a/libLoadingProcess.so}
[armeabi-v7a] Compile thumb  : LoadingProcess <= LoadingProcess.c
/home/anubhav/Android/Sdk/ndk-bundle/toolchains/llvm/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin/clang: error while loading shared libraries: libtinfo.so.5: cannot open       shared object file: No such file or directory
make: *** [/home/anubhav/AndroidStudioProjects/template/app/build/intermediates/ndkBuild/debug/obj/local/armeabi-v7a/objs-debug/LoadingProcess/LoadingProcess.o] Error 127 

I’m running Android Studio 3.0.1 on Manjaro. I really don’t know what else info to provide, so please mention if anything is required.

How to solve:

I had the same problem on Debian Buster. Installing the Debian package ‘libncurses5’ solved it for me.

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libtinfo is not an Android API. You need to build that library for Android and include it in your APK.

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ln -s /usr/lib/libncursesw.so.6 /usr/lib/libtinfo.so.5

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