lee lee - 6 months ago 30
Objective-C Question

duplicate symbols for architecture x86_64

I now have the same question with above title but have not found the right answer yet. I got the error:

/Users/nle/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/TestMoboSDK-Client-cgodalyxmwqzynaxfbbewrooymnq/Build/Intermediates/TestMoboSDK-Client.build/Debug-iphonesimulator/TestMoboSDK-Client.build/Objects-normal/x86_64/MoboSDK.o
/Users/nle/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/TestMoboSDK-Client-cgodalyxmwqzynaxfbbewrooymnq/Build/Products/Debug-iphonesimulator/libMoboSDK.a(MoboSDK.o)
duplicate symbol _OBJC_METACLASS_$_MoboSDK in:
/Users/nle/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/TestMoboSDK-Client-cgodalyxmwqzynaxfbbewrooymnq/Build/Intermediates/TestMoboSDK-Client.build/Debug-iphonesimulator/TestMoboSDK-Client.build/Objects-normal/x86_64/MoboSDK.o
/Users/nle/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/TestMoboSDK-Client-cgodalyxmwqzynaxfbbewrooymnq/Build/Products/Debug-iphonesimulator/libMoboSDK.a(MoboSDK.o)
ld: 75 duplicate symbols for architecture x86_64
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)


Any help is appreciated.

Finally I find out the reason of this error cause I added
-ObjC
to the
Other Linker Flags
. After remove this value then I can build my project successfully, but I don't know why. Can anyone explain this?

Answer

75 duplicate symbols for architecture x86_64

Means that you have loaded same functions twice. As the issue disappear after removing -ObjC from Other Linker Flags, this means that this option result that functions loads twice:

from Technical Q&A

This flag causes the linker to load every object file in the library that defines an Objective-C class or category. While this option will typically result in a larger executable (due to additional object code loaded into the application), it will allow the successful creation of effective Objective-C static libraries that contain categories on existing classes.

https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/qa/qa1490/_index.html