Linker weirdness: "could not read symbols: Invalid operation"

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Mon Mar 15 21:51:49 UTC 2010


On Mon, 2010-03-15 at 17:45 -0400, Roland Grunberg wrote:
> >/usr/bin/ld: libvo/vo_vaapi.o: undefined reference to symbol 'vaGetConfigAttributes'
> >/usr/bin/ld: note: 'vaGetConfigAttributes' is defined in DSO /usr/lib64/libva-0.31.0.5.so.1 so try adding it to the linker command line
> >/usr/lib64/libva-0.31.0.5.so.1: could not read symbols: Invalid operation
> 
> >What's different in F13 that causes this to fail? How do I fix it?
> 
> This is due to a fix in the way ld does linking which is outlined
> here : https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ChangeInImplicitDSOLinking
> 
> There's an example of how to go about fixing this here :
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UnderstandingDSOLinkChange
> 
> In your case the solution would be to add libva to the linker line.

Um. As I said in my email, it's already *in* the linker line. That's why
I say it's weird.
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