[vtkusers] Linux linking problem

Bill Lorensen bill.lorensen at gmail.com
Thu May 27 18:21:52 EDT 2010

If I recall correctly, it usually means that the library may be
compiled with a different version of the compiler than the

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 1:03 PM, Matt Thiffault
<matt.thiffault at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've compiled VTK myself on a 32 bit Arch Linux system (2.6 kernel)
> following the instructions in README.html I'm working on porting a large
> project from windows to linux that uses VTK, and I've finally gotten all of
> the source to compile, just to hit a linker error. First there were over 600
> linker errors, which I corrected by re-arranging the order in which my code
> was linked against the different VTK component libraries (Common, Rendering,
> etc). The one linker error I have left is this:
> /usr/bin/ld: ScannerApplication: hidden symbol
> `vtkStructuredData::GetDataDimension(int)' in
> ../../../../../../../Libraries/VTK/lib/vtk-5.6/libvtkCommon.a(vtkStructuredData.cxx.o)
> is referenced by DSO
> /usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Nonrepresentable section on output
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make: *** [ScannerApplication] Error 1
> From extensive googling I've found that this error generally means that
> there is something declared as private/protected in the given library that
> something else is trying to access, and that usually this means that the
> library in question was compiled incorrectly. However, I haven't been able
> to find anyone who's had the same issue, or any documented compile time
> defines that look like they deal with this. If anybody knows how to fix this
> or has any suggestions, it would be much apprecated.
> Thanks,
> Matt
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