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Libopencv undefined reference to 'header'

asked 2014-02-04 05:57:47 -0600

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updated 2016-10-24 09:00:14 -0600

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I'm trying to compile ROS on a Raspberry Pi (Raspbian) following these Debian installation instructions and got to the point to compile ROS, which fails at compiling opencv with undefined reference to 'header':

[ 97%] Built target opencv_videostab
[ 98%] Built target opencv_haartraining_engine
Linking CXX executable ../../bin/opencv_createsamples
../../lib/ undefined reference to `header'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [bin/opencv_createsamples] Error 1
make[1]: *** [apps/haartraining/CMakeFiles/opencv_createsamples.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2
<== Failed to process package 'opencv2': 
  Command '/home/ilagi/ros_catkin_ws/install_isolated/ make -j1 -l1' returned non-zero exit status 2

I googled to try to figure out what header file might be missing, but unfortunately didn't get anywhere.

I hope somebody will have an idea about at least the directions to go from here.


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answered 2014-02-05 05:55:14 -0600

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I guess I'm going to answer my own question. I don't exactly know which dependency caused this particular error, but I had recompiled ffmpeg based on the instructions provided at and now I managed to get ROS to compile opencv.

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