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What does relocation error with link time reference mean?

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Hi,

I am getting this error when I try to run my application.
relocation error: test: symbol _Z17DBReadLicenseFilePKcP10a_db_parms, version dbsrv_r.so not defined in file dbsrv_r.so with link time reference

What does this relocation error mean? How can I fix this?

Thanks
Jamie
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This might be a problem with C++ name mangling ... try putting extern "C" {} around the include.
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>> #extern "C"

just without the # ;)
>>>> just without the # ;)

Most likely the compiler would have complained but thank you nevertheless for reading thoroughly ;-)

>>>> extern "C"  DBRead* ReadLicenseFile(char*, db_parm*);
Note the types were a guess only. I actually don't know the rules of name mangling and it differs between compilers.




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Note that I said the same thing as in the accepted answer, just with less words ;)

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