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Hello everyone, I have a problem to compile OpenCV 2.4.3 with MinGW 4.4 for Windows XP, I get the following message:

Linking CXX executable ..\..\bin\opencv_perf_core.exe
Info: resolving vtable for cv::_OutputArray by linking to __imp___ZTVN2cv12_Outp
utArrayE (auto-import)
Info: resolving vtable for cv::_InputArray by linking to __imp___ZTVN2cv11_Input
ArrayE (auto-import)
Info: resolving vtable for cv::Exception by linking to __imp___ZTVN2cv9Exception
E (auto-import)
Creating library file: ..\..\bin\libopencv_perf_core.dll.a
c:/mingw/bin/../lib/gcc/mingw32/4.4.0/../../../../mingw32/bin/ld.exe: warning: a
uto-importing has been activated without --enable-auto-import specified on the c
ommand line.
This should work unless it involves constant data structures referencing symbols
 from auto-imported DLLs.
Cannot export _ZN12_GLOBAL__N_13ROp3allEv: symbol not found
Cannot export _ZN12_GLOBAL__N_17CmpType3allEv: symbol not found
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
mingw32-make[2]: *** [bin/opencv_perf_core.exe] Error 1
mingw32-make[1]: *** [modules/core/CMakeFiles/opencv_perf_core.dir/all] Error 2
mingw32-make: *** [all] Error 2

What should I do ?

I noticed that OpenCV 2.4.3 for MinGW binaries do not go well, as creating a simple program with OpenCV 2.4.3 to display a jpg image (the compilation goes well, no errors) I get an error on libstdc++-6.dll . Hence my decision to recompile OpenCV 2.4.3 with MinGW 4.4

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answered 2012-11-19 12:15:32 -0600

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updated 2012-11-19 12:18:49 -0600


I had the same problem some weeks ago. I almost got mad. But fortunately I managed to solve it. It's a fault with your current MinGW setup. To solve this, you can either go directly to step 2 or, to ensure you'll success, rebuild OpenCV from the scratch:

  1. Uninstall your current deployment of OpenCV + MinGW + other stuff you have installed. Ensure that all the folders are cleaned.

  2. Install MingGW, but now ensure that you select Use pre-packaged repository catalogues when prompted with Repository catalogues on installer (look at the picture below).

  3. Rebuild OpenCV + other stuff you have selected.

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Now you should be able to compile successfully. If you choose Download latest repository catalogues instead of Use pre-packaged repository catalogues you will get the same error again. I can't understand why this botched job, but fortunately it can be circumvented.

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Thank you for your answer, I finally managed to use OpenCV, thanks to your details

giorgik gravatar imagegiorgik ( 2012-11-20 12:04:22 -0600 )edit

answered 2014-11-03 03:38:03 -0600

Idil gravatar image

Dear all, I have a similar problem but, unfortunately, I do not have that option when installing minGW :(

I would like to use OpenCV 2.4.9 (or OpenCV 2.4.10) with minGW (I dl mingw-getversion0.6.2-beta-20131004-1), cmake-3.1.0-rc1-win32-x86 and Eclipse Luna (32 bit) on Windows 8.1.

I do NOT manage to build the binary files under OpenCV\build\x86\minGW.

These are my steps:

  • I download minGW from, there are only 3 installation steps, which are shown in the 3 pictures below the download button. When I install this minGW, it creates a dir minGW under C:. I add to the system PATH c:/mingw/bin.
  • Download cmake from and install it
  • Download OpenCV 2.4.9, unzip it into C:. Under C:\ I have a dir called "opencv" storing 2 subdir "build" and "sources"; both of them are full of dir and files.
  • I run CMake GUI tool from "C:\opencv\sources" to "C:\openCV\build\x86\minGW\lib" using MinGW Makefiles as the generator. Obs: Inside "C:\openCV\build\x86" there where 3 sub-dir vc10, vc11, vc12 which are pre-build for Microsoft Visual Studio. Since I plan to use Eclipse, I added the subdir minGW, which has been populated by the installer of minGW. The subdir lib is empty at the beginning.
  • I open the command line, I go to the dir "C:\opencv\build\x86\mingw" and I run "mingw32-make".

This is the error message: [ 31%] Building CXX object modules/core/CMakeFiles/opencv_perf_core.dir/perf/per f_stat.cpp.obj Linking CXX executable ....\bin\opencv_perf_core.exe ../../lib/libopencv_ts249.a(ts_perf.cpp.obj):ts_perf.cpp:(.text.unlikely._ZN2cvl sERSoRKNS_3MatE+0x15): undefined reference to cv::Formatter::get(char const*)' ../../lib/libopencv_ts249.a(ts_perf.cpp.obj):ts_perf.cpp:(.text$_ZN12_GLOBAL__N_ 115PerfEnvironment8TearDownEv+0xb): undefined reference tocv::setNumThreads(in t)' c:/mingw/bin/../lib/gcc/mingw32/4.8.1/../../../../mingw32/bin/ld.exe: ../../lib/ libopencv_ts249.a(ts_perf.cpp.obj): bad reloc address 0xb in section `.text$_ZN1 2_GLOBAL__N_115PerfEnvironment8TearDownEv' collect2.exe: error: ld returned 1 exit status modules\core\CMakeFiles\opencv_perf_core.dir\build.make:535: recipe for target ' bin/opencv_perf_core.exe' failed mingw32-make[2]: * [bin/opencv_perf_core.exe] Error 1 CMakeFiles\Makefile2:1168: recipe for target 'modules/core/CMakeFiles/opencv_per f_core.dir/all' failed mingw32-make[1]: [modules/core/CMakeFiles/opencv_perf_core.dir/all] Error 2 Makefile:136: recipe for target 'all' failed mingw32-make: ** [all] Error 2

I tried to use also minGW 64 bit (dl from and it did NOT work at all: it install itself in a different place, I do not know exactly how to use it. Is it really necessary? I think it is easy to work with 32-bit software ...

I was working with OpenCV 2.4.10 (the last release), I switched to Open CV 2.4.9 because of the 32 bit issues. I cannot find anywhere info about these 32-64 bit problem. Can I use minGW 32 bit with ... (more)

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