Bug 66681 - Vala app fails to build: undefined reference to `act_user_new'
Summary: Vala app fails to build: undefined reference to `act_user_new'
Alias: None
Product: accountsservice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium major
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
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Blocks: 26236
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Reported: 2013-07-08 05:33 UTC by Jeremy Bicha
Modified: 2017-12-20 19:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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accountsservice-test.vala (237 bytes, text/plain)
2013-07-08 05:33 UTC, Jeremy Bicha
working version (288 bytes, text/plain)
2013-07-08 14:16 UTC, Jeremy Bicha

Description Jeremy Bicha 2013-07-08 05:33:38 UTC
Created attachment 82162 [details]

Ubuntu 13.10 Alpha with valac 0.20.1 and accountsservice 0.6.34.

I can't get the Vala bindings to work. I'm attaching a minimal test case.

$ valac --pkg accountsservice accountsservice-test.vala

accountsservice-test.vala.c: In function ‘_vala_main’:
accountsservice-test.vala.c:25:9: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast [enabled by default]
  _tmp0_ = act_user_new ();
accountsservice-test.vala.c: In function ‘main’:
accountsservice-test.vala.c:45:2: warning: ‘g_type_init’ is deprecated (declared at /usr/include/glib-2.0/gobject/gtype.h:669) [-Wdeprecated-declarations]
  g_type_init ();
/tmp/ccVZJNQM.o: In function `_vala_main':
accountsservice-test.vala.c:(.text+0x23): undefined reference to `act_user_new'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
error: cc exited with status 256
Compilation failed: 1 error(s), 0 warning(s)
Comment 1 Jeremy Bicha 2013-07-08 14:16:05 UTC
Created attachment 82187 [details]
working version

Ok, I slept on this and managed to figure it out.

The bug here is that there's not enough documentation or examples.
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2013-07-08 15:01:20 UTC
Note you also need to wait for the is-loaded property to toggle to "true" before checking properties on the user
Comment 3 Robert Ancell 2017-12-20 19:44:25 UTC
The Vala bindings were removed:

But this issue is probably out of date anyway.

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