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link problems when inheriting from libpq++

From: "Chris Holman" <chrish(at)owl(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: link problems when inheriting from libpq++
Date: 2000-02-17 12:21:47
Message-ID: 000801bf7941$8f9a1c20$ (view raw or flat)
Lists: pgsql-interfaces
I have recently used the libpq++.a library as it stands to carry out SELECT
and INSERT command with few problems.
Its a pleasure to use, my compliments to you all. However...

I would now like to inherit the PgCursor class into one of my own classes.
Seems easy enough, but I have come up against a problem with the linker.

If I try to compile the code below with a simple makefile, the linker
(collect2) complains it cannot find the constructor for PgCursor. This is
true if I try to inherit from any of the classes in the libpq++.a library.
The linker output is shown below.

What am I doing wrong? If I comment out the declaration of 'newPgCursor
causesLinkErrors', then the code builds and works perfectly!

Are there link options I need to consider if I want to inherit from the
I have tried building my own libraries and inheriting from them, using a
similar make file, but they work fine.

This has kept me going round in circles for a good few days now.
I would REALLY appreciate some suggestions, I seem to be getting nowhere!

Chris Holman

******************** CODE STARTS **************************
#include "libpq++.H"

class newPgCursor: public PgCursor{
   newPgCursor():PgCursor("dbname=testing", "cdh2"){}

void main(void){
   /***********  why does next line cause problems during
   newPgCursor causesLinkErrors;
   PgCursor cdh("dbname=testing", "cdh1");

   if(cdh.ConnectionBad()){ cout << "bad connection" << endl; exit(1);}

   if (!cdh.ExecCommandOk("insert into person (e_firstname) values ('a
      cout << "couldnt insert persons name" << endl;

   cout << "check the program ran" << endl;
******************** CODE ENDS **************************

******************** MAKEFILE STARTS **************************


PGSQLDIR= /usr/include/pgsql
PGLIBDIR= /usr/lib




TEST_APP= test.exe
bitstest: test.o 
	$(CCC) -o $(TEST_APP) test.o $(LINKDIRECTIVE) -lpq++ -lpq
	chmod 777 $(TEST_APP)

	rm -f *.o

.SUFFIXES: .cpp .C .cc .cxx .o

%.o: %.cpp
	$(CCC) $(COMPILEDIRECTIVE) -c $< -o $@ 
******************** MAKEFILE ENDS **************************

******************** LINKER OUTPUT STARTS **************************
[chrish(at)pigpen testString]$ make
g++ -frtti -D_CPPRTTI -D_UNIT_TEST_OBJECT_   -I/usr/include/pgsql/libpq -I/usr/i
nclude/pgsql/libpq++ -I/usr/include/pgsql -c test.cpp -o test.o
g++ -o test.exe test.o -L/usr/lib -lpq++ -lpq
test.o: In function `newPgCursor type_info function':
test.o(.gnu.linkonce.t.__tf11newPgCursor+0xd): undefined reference to `PgCursor
type_info function'
test.o(.gnu.linkonce.t.__tf11newPgCursor+0x14): undefined reference to `PgCursor
 type_info node'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [bitstest] Error 1
******************** LINKER OUTPUT ENDS **************************

Chris Holman


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