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node: symbol lookup error with Node.JS 0.8.0 #76

daniocean opened this Issue · 15 comments

8 participants

Daniel Tinkov Evan Davis Nguyen Van Nhu Kevin Mulvey Seredenko Dmitry Mariano Iglesias Quentin Raynaud Percepter
Daniel Tinkov

When I tried to start my program it exited with this error:
"node: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/node_modules/db-mysql/build/Release/mysql_bindings.node: undefined symbol: _ZNK2v85Value11IsUndefinedEv"

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04LTS and Node.JS installed via "n".

I tried reinstating the module and it compiled fine, but the error persists.

The same code works fine with Node.JS version 0.6.19

Evan Davis

Same here, using a Mac under OS 10.7.4, node.js v0.8.0. Also had it working fine before I updated.
If it helps, here is the full debug trace.

dyld: lazy symbol binding failed: Symbol not found: __ZNK2v85Value11IsUndefinedEv
Referenced from: /Users/evan/FreeFlow/Merge Convert/node_modules/db-mysql/build/Release/mysql_bindings.node
Expected in: flat namespace

dyld: Symbol not found: __ZNK2v85Value11IsUndefinedEv
Referenced from: /Users/evan/FreeFlow/Merge Convert/node_modules/db-mysql/build/Release/mysql_bindings.node
Expected in: flat namespace

Trace/BPT trap: 5

This looks like a linker error to me...

Evan Davis

For me it happens when I try to create a new database.
Also breaks on 0.8.1

Nguyen Van Nhu

would be nice if this is fixed. Want to upgrade to 0.8 but got this issue (Mac).

Kevin Mulvey

+1 happens on node 0.8.2 (Fedora 17)

Seredenko Dmitry

the same. i think author leaved development.

Mariano Iglesias

@Selvatico i did not leave development, if I were to leave I would make a clear announcement, and look for someone to take it over. Development is at a slower pace than usual because of my many responsibilities, though. I would love to see some pull requests coming ;)

Seredenko Dmitry

@mariano sorry. i saw that last commit was 9 month ago... I would have helped but have no idea what this error means. I assuming that it occurs in all who upgrade to version 0.8.x. Maybe you will do small fix for new node version, because i choose you lib for stability and speed, but i can't upgrade my app becuase this error... I do not want to change the library. but if the decision will not be found will have to rewrite lots of code to a different lib. Thanks for fast reply.

Quentin Raynaud

I believe it is just that your module was compiled on 0.6. Simply npm remove & npm install again. It might solve the issue. The module is working fine on >0.8 for me.


I installed db-mysql on my ubuntu 12.04 (with node-v0.8.8 on it) everything worked yesterday, and today (i made no changes on the system or my code) when i started node i got " transfer: node: symbol lookup error: /home/nodejs/node_modules/db-mysql/build/Release/mysql_bindings.node: undefined symbol: _ZNK2v85Value11IsUndefinedEv "

Quentin Raynaud

Have you tried to npm remove & npm install again ? Might solve your issue. Be attentive to any compilation error you might get.


yes, error is this there.

Quentin Raynaud

I was talking about a compilation error (during install) and not a runtime error there. Please try to uninstall / reinstall node-db-mysql & copy paste here the installation output if it is still doing the same.


I reinstalled it and there where no errors, so i reinstalled also the the mysql_config and specify the mysql_configenvironment variable (export MYSQL_CONFIG=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config)
and startet it with sudo node 'yourJsFile.js' and now it's running again.

Quentin Raynaud

Happy you found a solution. It didn't looked like a node-db-mysql bug. It looked like a linking issue. That's cool you found what was happening.

Seredenko Dmitry

@Percepter thnx. your guide helps.

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