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    Thumbs up Unknown error...

    I was just wondering if someone could tell me what this error means in Dev-C++

    [Warning] local symbol `text' has no section

    [Warning] local symbol `' has no section

    BFD 2.15.91 20040904 assertion fail ../../src/bfd/cofflink.c:2269
    I've gone over the code countless times and I can't find anything.

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    Trying to use an object file generated by another compiler springs to mind.

    Care to share more details on what you're doing, like are you using any additional libraries?

    Also, does a "rebuild all" fix it.
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    I always wondered what that "Rebuild All" button done.

    But now I've got another error. It says I'm missing .o files for all my .cpp files (except for my main.cpp).

    Question 1: What do I do?
    Question 2: What do these .o files do?

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    Did you place your source files in a project? The .o files are objects that are generated after compilation. It looks like not all of the files were compiled, so the linker cannot link those left not compiled.
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    This is what happend: It came up with that BFD error so I went to Rebuild All. Now I find out that my .o files are gone and I get more errors saying absolutely nothing's declared (and, of course, the .o files are gone). What now? I'm sure all the source files are in the project.

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    Well the compiler creates all the .o files from the .c or .cpp files.

    > I'm sure all the source files are in the project.
    In order to create them, you need to add all your .cpp files to your project (not just the one containing main).
    You do mean in the project (as seen by dev-c++), and not just in the same directory right?
    Did you get any errors when trying to compile?


    Some people have said in the past that dev-c++ is a bit on the buggy side when it comes to managing it's project files, so maybe it's managed to shoot itself. If you've only got a few files, then creating a whole new project, moving them across and adding them to the new project seems to fix a lot of things.
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    I just tried creating another project and even doing it in Code::Blocks it failed. This is really starting to get on my nerve...

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    Nevermind, I fixed it. For some reason, when I changed the .cpp files to .h files, there was no problems. Does this mean it was my bad all along?

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    You were doing something wrong if that was the fix.

    In general, you shouldn't be doing
    #include "myclass.cpp"
    in one source file,
    and compiling myclass.cpp separately.

    There's a FAQ on creating multi-file projects.
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