Error when attempting to #include <sl/c_api/zed_interface.h> in a separate file other than main.c

Greetings, I would like to break my code up into separate files however, when I attempt to compile with #include <sl/c_api/zed_interface.h> I get the following error. Is this an issue with the header guards or something? I’m using jetson nano and the most current sdk (3.8.2). Also this is the C API

CMakeFiles/Control_System.dir/mesh.c.o:(.rodata+0x0): multiple definition of `SL_VIDEO_SETTINGS_VALUE_AUTO’
CMakeFiles/Control_System.dir/main.c.o:(.rodata+0x0): first defined here
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

My CMakeLists.txt looks like this. All I have done is included my additional files in ADD_EXECUTABLE and included the math library in target_link_libraries.


if(COMMAND cmake_policy)
cmake_policy(SET CMP0003 OLD)
cmake_policy(SET CMP0015 OLD)
endif(COMMAND cmake_policy)


if (WIN32)

else (WIN32)

ADD_EXECUTABLE(${PROJECT_NAME} main.c mesh.c mesh.h)

target_link_libraries(${PROJECT_NAME} sl_zed_c ${CUDA_CUDA_LIBRARY} ${CUDA_CUDART_LIBRARY} m)

Thank you.

Hi Josef,

When you compiled the c wrapper, did you run make install ? This will copy the headers and libraries into the ZED folder (see :

You can also take a look at our c tutorials to see what needs to be added in the CMakeLists ;

Benjamin Vallon

Stereolabs Support

Thank you for the reply, yes I did run make install, this is the location in my jetson.

josef@jetson:/usr/local/zed/include/sl$ ls
Camera.hpp c_api
josef@jetson:/usr/local/zed/include/sl$ cd c_api/
josef@jetson:/usr/local/zed/include/sl/c_api$ ls
types_c.h zed_interface.h
josef@jetson:/usr/local/zed/include/sl/c_api$ pwd

Also this is my project layout.

josef@jetson:~/Control_System$ ls
build CMakeLists.txt init.c init.h main.c mesh.c mesh.h state.c state.h

As long as I only have the zed_interface.h in main everything works fine. Its when I attempt to include it in another one of those files. For example I would like to wrap the init code into functions in the init.c file and call them from main. However it if I include it like this.

#include <sl/c_api/zed_interface.h>
#include “init.h”

in my init.c file I get the error,

multiple definition of `SL_VIDEO_SETTINGS_VALUE_AUTO’

I’m pretty sure that the correct #ifndef INIT_H_ #define INIT_H_ scheme would take care of stuff like that. I just don’t want to add it myself and break something :slight_smile:

I think I solved it.

After reading this post:
c - Multiple definition of const variables at header file - Stack Overflow

I added the static modifier to this const located in types_c.h

static const int SL_VIDEO_SETTINGS_VALUE_AUTO = -1;

This solved the linker error, everything works fine now. I just have to figure out why this worked next. :slight_smile: