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asked 2015-06-05 23:26:47 -0500

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updated 2015-06-06 07:56:35 -0500

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Hi there, I was trying to migrate a code that uses SURF from cpp to a kind of ROS cpp. But when i think that the compiler almost done it, it shows me an error after linking the executable. Here is my code:

#include <ros/ros.h>
#include <image_transport/image_transport.h>
#include <cv_bridge/cv_bridge.h>
#include <sensor_msgs/image_encodings.h>
#include <opencv2/imgproc/imgproc.hpp>
#include <opencv2/highgui/highgui.hpp>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <iostream>
#include "opencv2/core/core.hpp"
#include "opencv2/features2d/features2d.hpp"
#include "opencv2/nonfree/features2d.hpp"
#include "opencv2/nonfree/nonfree.hpp"

using namespace cv;
using namespace std;
static const std::string OPENCV_WINDOW = "Image window";
class ImageConverter
  ros::NodeHandle nh_;
  image_transport::ImageTransport it_;
  image_transport::Subscriber image_sub_;
  image_transport::Publisher image_pub_;

    : it_(nh_)
    // Subscribe to input video feed and publish output video feed
    image_sub_ = it_.subscribe("/ardrone/front/image_raw", 1, 
      &ImageConverter::imageCb, this);
    image_pub_ = it_.advertise("/image_converter/output_video", 1);



  void imageCb(const sensor_msgs::ImageConstPtr& msg)
    cv_bridge::CvImagePtr cv_ptr;
      cv_ptr = cv_bridge::toCvCopy(msg, sensor_msgs::image_encodings::BGR8);
    catch (cv_bridge::Exception& e)
      ROS_ERROR("cv_bridge exception: %s", e.what());

    // Draw an example circle on the video stream

    Mat img_hsv;
    // Update GUI Window
    cv::imshow(OPENCV_WINDOW, img_hsv);
    int minHessian = 400;
    SurfFeatureDetector detector( minHessian );

    // Output modified video stream

int main(int argc, char** argv)
  ros::init(argc, argv, "image_converter");
  ImageConverter ic;
  return 0;

This is the problematic line:

SurfFeatureDetector detector( minHessian );

The error that I got is:

Linking CXX executable /home/edrone/catkin_ws/devel/lib/stream/stream_node
CMakeFiles/stream_node.dir/src/stream_node.cpp.o: In function `ImageConverter::imageCb(boost::shared_ptr<sensor_msgs::Image_<std::allocator<void> > const> const&)':
stream_node.cpp:(.text._ZN14ImageConverter7imageCbERKN5boost10shared_ptrIKN11sensor_msgs6Image_ISaIvEEEEE[_ZN14ImageConverter7imageCbERKN5boost10shared_ptrIKN11sensor_msgs6Image_ISaIvEEEEE]+0x134): undefined reference to `cv::SURF::SURF(double, int, int, bool, bool)'
CMakeFiles/stream_node.dir/src/stream_node.cpp.o: In function `cv::SURF::~SURF()':
stream_node.cpp:(.text._ZN2cv4SURFD1Ev[_ZN2cv4SURFD1Ev]+0xe): undefined reference to `vtable for cv::SURF'
stream_node.cpp:(.text._ZN2cv4SURFD1Ev[_ZN2cv4SURFD1Ev]+0x26): undefined reference to `vtable for cv::SURF'
stream_node.cpp:(.text._ZN2cv4SURFD1Ev[_ZN2cv4SURFD1Ev]+0x2e): undefined reference to `vtable for cv::SURF'
stream_node.cpp:(.text._ZN2cv4SURFD1Ev[_ZN2cv4SURFD1Ev]+0x3b): undefined reference to `VTT for cv::SURF'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [/home/edrone/catkin_ws/devel/lib/stream/stream_node] Error 1
make[1]: *** [stream/CMakeFiles/stream_node.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2
Invoking "make -j8 -l8" failed

I haven't seen that kind of error ever, And I know what ist the line that is causing me trouble, but I dont know what to do.

I appreciate your help.

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answered 2017-06-15 10:18:06 -0500

xiaohuang gravatar image

Hi. I just met this problem, which is caused by lack of something in your target_link_libraries. Try to add opencv_nonfree in your libraries.

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