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undefined reference to `ros::Publisher::isLatched() const

asked 2012-08-27 18:54:28 -0600

fabiodl gravatar image

updated 2012-08-27 20:35:05 -0600

Is the method not implemented or am I missing something in the linking?


ros fuerte on ubuntu 12.04

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.4.6)

# Set the build type.  Options are:
#  Coverage       : w/ debug symbols, w/o optimization, w/ code-coverage
#  Debug          : w/ debug symbols, w/o optimization
#  Release        : w/o debug symbols, w/ optimization
#  RelWithDebInfo : w/ debug symbols, w/ optimization
#  MinSizeRel     : w/o debug symbols, w/ optimization, stripped binaries
#set(ROS_BUILD_TYPE RelWithDebInfo)


#set the default path for built executables to the "bin" directory
#set the default path for built libraries to the "lib" directory

#uncomment if you have defined messages
#uncomment if you have defined services

#common commands for building c++ executables and libraries
#rosbuild_add_library(${PROJECT_NAME} src/example.cpp)
#target_link_libraries(${PROJECT_NAME} another_library)
#rosbuild_link_boost(${PROJECT_NAME} thread)
#rosbuild_add_executable(example examples/example.cpp)
#target_link_libraries(example ${PROJECT_NAME})
rosbuild_add_executable(talker src/talker.cpp)
rosbuild_add_executable(listener src/listener.cpp)
rosbuild_add_executable(add_two_ints_server src/add_two_ints_server.cpp)
rosbuild_add_executable(add_two_ints_client src/add_two_ints_client.cpp)


  <description brief="beginner_tutorials">


  <review status="unreviewed" notes=""/>
  <depend package="std_msgs"/>
  <depend package="rospy"/>
  <depend package="roscpp"/>

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Could you include the version of ROS you are using, your Ubuntu version, your manifest.xml file and your CMakeLists.txt ?

Eric Perko gravatar image Eric Perko  ( 2012-08-27 20:28:00 -0600 )edit

Please also copy-paste the complete error output.

Lorenz gravatar image Lorenz  ( 2012-08-27 23:21:44 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-08-28 09:07:14 -0600

mjcarroll gravatar image

It appears that this may actually be a bug, as I was able to reproduce it on my Fuerte/12.04 install as well.

It seems that while it is documented in the API, and there is a declaration in the header file, but it does not seem that the method is actually implemented anywhere. This explains why you would see a linker error.

I filed a ticket on so that this can get resolved.

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New location of the ticket and patch:

WilliamWoodall gravatar image WilliamWoodall  ( 2012-08-28 10:55:28 -0600 )edit

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