Nodelet: symbol lookup error, undefined symbol.

asked 2018-07-23 23:58:11 -0500

jpde.lopes gravatar image

updated 2018-07-24 01:02:34 -0500

Hi, I want to receive an Octree (via the octomap server) and given the size of the data being transferred, I changed all of my code from node to nodelet.

A snippet of the resulting header is shown below:

namespace nodelet_obstacle_detector
using octomap_msgs::GetOctomap;
using namespace std;
using namespace fcl;
class OD : public nodelet::Nodelet
        virtual void onInit();
        ros::NodeHandle nh;
        ros::Subscriber odom_sub;

        //Octomap Service
        GetOctomap::Request req;
        GetOctomap::Response resp;
        std::string serv_name;

        // //Octomap Objects
        octomap::AbstractOcTree* msg_octree;
        fcl::OcTree* tree_fcl;

And the .cpp is also shown:

namespace nodelet_obstacle_detector

void OD::onInit()
    nh = getPrivateNodeHandle();
    NODELET_DEBUG("Initialized the Nodelet (OD)");
    serv_name = "/octomap_binary";
    odom_sub        = nh.subscribe("/base_odometry/odom", 1, &OD::odomCallback, this);

void OD::odomCallback(const nav_msgs::Odometry::ConstPtr &odom_msg) 

void OD::processingOctree()   
    if (nh.ok()) {

        octomap::OcTree* octree = NULL;

        while((ros::ok() && !ros::service::call(serv_name, req, resp)) ||
            NODELET_INFO("Request to octomap failed; trying again.");
        msg_octree = octomap_msgs::msgToMap(;

        if (msg_octree)
            octree = dynamic_cast<octomap::OcTree*>(msg_octree);
        if (octree)  
            res = octree->getResolution();
            tree_fcl = (new fcl::OcTree(shared_ptr<const octomap::OcTree>(octree)));

The code compiles and executes, although, it crashes once Octomap is received, due to the last line of code:

tree_fcl = (new fcl::OcTree(shared_ptr<const octomap::OcTree>(octree)));

Without that line, the code runs ok, so I now that the problem is there. The error that appears is the following:

/opt/ros/kinetic/lib/nodelet/nodelet: symbol lookup error: /home/hh/ros_ws/devel/lib// undefined symbol: _ZN3fcl4AABBC1Ev
[standalone_nodelet-3] process has died [pid 4544, exit code 127, cmd /opt/ros/kinetic/lib/nodelet/nodelet manager__name:=standalone_nodelet __log:=/home/hh/.ros/log/b3622254-8efa-11e8-aecf-b8ee65da891a/standalone_nodelet-3.log].
log file: /home/hh/.ros/log/b3622254-8efa-11e8-aecf-b8ee65da891a/standalone_nodelet-3*.log

From here, I did:

$ nm -D /home/hh/ros_ws/devel/lib// | grep _ZN3fcl4AABBC1Ev
U _ZN3fcl4AABBC1Ev

Also, I did:

$ c++filt _ZN3fcl4AABBC1Ev

And to find out if it was defined, I did:

$ grep "AABB()" . -rnw
./src/fcl/include/fcl/BV/AABB.h:57:  AABB();
./src/fcl/src/BV/AABB.cpp:46:AABB::AABB() : min_(std::numeric_limits<FCL_REAL>::max()),

Which shows that the missing symbol does exist, right?

As this code was tested and fully working as a node, I don't understand why it is not working as nodelet and can't figure it out. I have also removed the build and devel folders and recompiled it, but it did not solve it.

Any hint would be appreciated. Thank you!

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