AR# 76585

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Vivado 2020.x - couldn't load file "librdi_commontasks.so": libtinfo.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Description

When trying to launch Vivado or Vitis HLS, I get the following message:

application-specific initialization failed: couldn't load file "librdi_commontasks.so": libtinfo.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Solution

This can occur if certain packages were not installed as part of the installation of the tools. Please refer to the Vitis installation steps here and make sure to run the installLibs.sh script.

If you did not install Vitis, another potential solution is to use the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install libtinfo-dev
sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.6 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5

Ubuntu 20.04 users can also install the libtinfo.so.5 library directly:

sudo apt-get install libtinfo5
AR# 76585
Date 06/21/2021
Status Active
Type General Article
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