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[Solved]Undefined reference problem
I've installed qxmpp library recently and wanted to write small program. I included QXmppClient.h and after some problems at start I managed to set it and included as any other qt header. But there came the problem, creating simple variable QXmppClient client; gave me these errors
/root/IM_client-build-desktop/../IM_client/reg_okno.cpp:47: error: undefined reference to
QXmppClient::QXmppClient(QObject*)' /root/IM_client-build-desktop/../IM_client/reg_okno.cpp:50: error: undefined reference toQXmppClient::~QXmppClient()'
I changed it to QXmppClient *client; and error disappeared but now after this client->connectToServer("blahblah","test"); I got the error again
/root/IM_client-build-desktop/../IM_client/reg_okno.cpp:56: error: undefined reference to `QXmppClient::connectToServer(QString const&, QString const&)'
I don't think there is problem with header because after typing client-> qt creator showed up all existing members of QXmppClient class in menu (I don't know how its called :)) as expected.
I'll be thankful for any help or hint :)
koahnig last edited by
Do you link with the correct lib?
The example gave me this error when run
/root/static_im/qxmpp-0.7.6/examples/example_0_connected-build-desktop/example_0_connected: error while loading shared libraries: libqxmpp_d.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I've tried to add LIBS += -L/usr/local/lib to .pro file to tell linker where to find lib but it didn't help, will be probably the same problem in my own code, how can I force linker to look there for the lib file?
koahnig last edited by
Upper case 'L' defines the path of the library, but need also to specify the static part of the lib with lower case 'l'. See "this":http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5.0/qtdoc/qmake-variable-reference.html#libs
changed it to LIBS += -L/usr/local/lib -lqxmpp_d but nothing happened, application still crashing with same message
There's something not clear, once you have a problem when compiling, then when running the application.
So maybe a silly question but: are you sure you have libqxmpp_d.so.0 on your system ?
yes, the libqxmpp_d.so.0 file is link to shared library libqxmpp_d.so.0.7.6 it's in same directory as the lib, /usr/local/lib
Just to make things clear: did you build your application successfully ?
yes, no error nor warning when building it, only when I run application it crashes with that error
Then you need to update LD_LIBRARY_PATH and make it point also to /usr/local/lib.
By the way, developing (and generally doing anything) as root user is very dangerous, you could end up destroying your OS.
Thank you really much this was exactly the problem, next time I'll know :)