[ios] Undefined symbols for architecture armv7


I had a similar issue last night and the problem, was related to the fact that I had dragged a class from the Finder to my project in Xcode.

The solution was to go the the Build Phases tab and then the Compile Sources and make sure you drag the class to the list.


This problem has been driving me crazy, and I can't work out how to fix it...

    Undefined symbols for architecture armv7:
  "_deflateEnd", referenced from:
      -[ASIDataCompressor closeStream] in ASIDataCompressor.o
  "_OBJC_CLASS_$_ASIDataDecompressor", referenced from:
      objc-class-ref in ASIHTTPRequest.o
  "_deflate", referenced from:
      -[ASIDataCompressor compressBytes:length:error:shouldFinish:] in ASIDataCompressor.o
  "_deflateInit2_", referenced from:
      -[ASIDataCompressor setupStream] in ASIDataCompressor.o
ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture armv7
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
Command /Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/Developer/usr/bin/gcc-4.2 failed with exit code 1

I think it has to do with:

ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture armv7

But I have added: libz.1.2.3.dylib and it's not helping, anyone got any ideas?

I received the 'Undefined symbols for architecture armv7:' error when trying to compile a project that had the target build setting for 'C++ Standard Library' set to 'libc++' (necessary as the project was using some features from C++ 11), and the project included a sub-project that had the same setting set to 'libstdc++' (or compiler default as it is currently).

Changing the sub-project's 'C++ Standard Library' setting to libc++ fixed it, but only after first setting the deployment target for the sub-project to 5.0 or above (5.0 is necessary for libc++).

I use to face that issue when the module (file .m) is not in the target that I am working with.

I had the same problem. I tried every thing from the huge list of answer but in the end my problem was: I'm working with openCV so I need to combine C++ code in my code. To do this you should change the files which use objective-c and C++ to .mm I didn't changed one file and this file has no connection to the C++ code but I had to change it.

I also added files through Dragging and Dropping. What I did, I removed references of all the files (Excluding frameworks) then added them again properly via Add Files To Project option, problem gone.

rename your m file (which includes methods funcs) to mm or vice versa will fix your problem. mine solved renaming mm to m or m to mm.

There is usually a alias without the version identifier that is linked to the current version, in this case libz.dylib is linked to libz.1.2.5.dylib. Use the base alias instead of the versioned one.

If you have the flag -ObjC under your Target > Build Settings > Other Linker Flags and you're getting this issue, consider removing it. If you intentionally added it because you need to load some Obj-C code from a static library that wouldn't normally be loaded otherwise, IE, an Obj-C category, then you should use -force_load <path> instead of -ObjC.

<path> should be relative to your Xcode project directory. IE, if your directory structure looks like this:

  + iOSAPI.framework
      + iOSAPI
  + iOSAPI.xcodeproj

Then you should have this flag set for Other Linker Flags:

-force_load iOSAPI.framework/iOSAPI

If you want to include multiple libraries like that, then you should include a separate -force_load line for each of them.

-force_load iOSAPI.framework/iOSAPI
-force_load another.framework/another

if you're dealing with the iOS5 upgrade, I found that for compiling a project written to target 4.3, I could just rename libz.1.2.3.dynlib in the Project Navigator to libz.1.2.5.dynlib and it compiled.

My iPhoneOS50SDK/usr/lib folder has no libz.1.2.3.dynlib--don't know whether it's a beta thing or just natural upgrade.

I once had this problem. I realized that while moving a class, I had overwritten the .mm file with .h file on the destination folder.

Fixing that issue fixed the error.

I have have multiple @interfaces in the .h file and hadn't yet included the all of the corresponding @implementation directives. Make sure that they are all balanced out.

I had the same problem when I use admob library, I fixed it changing "Architectures" to "Standard architectures armv7, armv7s" without including 64-bit.

Probably some classes are missing from your target. This usually happens when you rename/remove/add new classes files to your project. To fix add the newly added classes to some targets.

Select the class in the Project Navigator (right sidebar) , open the Utilities sidebar (right sidebar), from the Utilities select the File Inspector (file like icon), under the Target Membership tab tick your targets. This is all to avoid the "Remove reference" and add again with ticking "Add to targets" trick.

So: Select Class -> Utilities (File Inspector) -> Target Membership -> Tick the targets you want.

I only added the libz.1.2.5.dylib to my project and it worked like a charm.

Steps -

  1. Go to Build Phases.
  2. Link Binary With library - use the '+' button to choose frameworks and libraries to add.
  3. Select libz.1.2.5.dylib from the list.
  4. Build and run.



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