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I was using Merlin builds for years, now trying to compile my own one, but stuck with the below error message.

Build system is a fresh install of x64 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a VM, followed the Wiki and installed all x86 libs. Also tried different
distros and the docker image. The result is always the same.

I get an error from busybox/coreutils stating that "rm.c" cannot find "rtconfig.h" which I got resolved replacing the include
reference with a hard link to the file.

#include <rtconfig.h>
was replaced by
#include "/root/asuswrt-merlin.ng/release/src/router/shared/rtconfig.h"

Now I'm stuck with this and really have no clue how to get over it:

 [shared] CC stun.o
 [shared] CC scripts.o
#nothing to do...
 [shared] CC timer_utils.o
 [shared] CC bcmwifi_channels.o
 [shared] CC wl.o
 [shared] CC wl_linux.o
 [shared] CC broadcom.o
make[5]: *** No rule to make target 'api-broadcom.c', needed by 'api-broadcom.o'.  Stop.
make[5]: Leaving directory '/root/asuswrt-merlin.ng/release/src/router/shared'
make[4]: *** [Makefile:3874: shared] Error 2
make[4]: Leaving directory '/root/asuswrt-merlin.ng/release/src/router'
make[3]: *** [Makefile:1874: obj_prelibs] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory '/root/asuswrt-merlin.ng/release/src/router'
make[2]: *** [Makefile:714: all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory '/root/asuswrt-merlin.ng/release/src-rt-6.x.4708'
make[1]: *** [Makefile:5932: bin] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/root/asuswrt-merlin.ng/release/src-rt-6.x.4708'
make: *** [Makefile:6144: rt-ac68u] Error 2

Anyones advice would really be appreciated?

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You have to checkout the 386_x branch to compile the older routers.
That did it. THX

Maybe this should be added to the WIKI.

For older routers like RT-AC68U
cd $HOME
git clone https://github.com/RMerl/am-toolchains
git clone -b 386_x https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin.ng
Maybe this should be added to the WIKI.
No, because branches can change at any time throughout development. For example the 388.1 required one particular model to be built from 388_20566. 388.2_1 requires another model to be built from 22668.

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