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0003574Slicer4Core: Building (CMake, Superbuild)public2017-08-03 14:31
ReporterrorAssigned Tojcfr 
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product VersionSlicer 4.3.1-2 
Target VersionFixed in VersionSlicer 4.7.0 
Summary0003574: Building against system QT without specifying Slicer_USE_SYSTEM_QT

When building against system qt libraries the variable Slicer_USE_SYSTEM_QT should be set to 1. Otherwise, the Slicer path and library_path variables will include the system path corresponding to the system QT and this causes Slicer to link against the wrong libraries.

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has duplicate 0003634 closedjcfr Slicer crashes on startup. undefined symbol: PyUnicodeUCS2_DecodeUTF8 




2014-01-31 11:39

administrator   ~0010549

As a workaround, few options:
(1) configure passing -DSlicer_USE_SYSTEM_QT:BOOL=1

(2) in Slicer-build/SlicerLauncherSettings.ini, you could remove the entry in [Paths] and [LibraryPaths] that points to system paths (/usr/lib64, /bin)

The problem is that the find_package(Qt ..) is finding Qt on the system and that the variable Slicer_USE_SYSTEM_QT is not set based on where Qt was found. As a consequence, the launcher setting include system locations .. and when Slicer is started .. it resolves its symbols against the wrong python library. See [1]


The error was

// --------------------------
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 7, in <module>
File "/tmp/Slicer-test/Slicer-build/bin/Python/slicer/",
line 1, in <module>
import vtk, qt, ctk
File "/tmp/Slicer-test/VTK-build/Wrapping/Python/vtk/",
line 70, in <module>
'vtkVolumeRenderingPython', exc)
File "/tmp/Slicer-test/VTK-build/Wrapping/Python/vtk/",
line 32, in refine_import_err
raise LinkError, str(exc)
/tmp/Slicer-test/VTK-build/bin/./ undefined
symbol: PyUnicodeUCS2_DecodeUTF8
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 7, in <module>
line 41, in <module>
slicer.sliceWidgets = {}
NameError: name 'slicer' is not defined
/tmp/Slicer-test/VTK-build/bin/./ undefined
symbol: PyUnicodeUCS2_DecodeUTF8
/tmp/Slicer-test/VTK-build/bin/./ undefined
symbol: PyUnicodeUCS2_DecodeUTF8
/tmp/Slicer-test/VTK-build/bin/./ undefined
symbol: PyUnicodeUCS2_DecodeUTF8
// ------------------------------



2017-05-02 14:57

developer   ~0014472

configure passing -DSlicer_USE_SYSTEM_QT:BOOL=1

Solved the following problem:

dyld: Symbol not found: __cg_jpeg_resync_to_restart
Referenced from: /System/Library/Frameworks/ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/ImageIO
Expected in: /usr/local/lib/libJPEG.dylib
in /System/Library/Frameworks/ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/ImageIO
error: [/Users/shusildangi/Slicer/Slicer-Build/Slicer-build/bin/] exit abnormally - Report the problem.



2017-08-03 14:31

administrator   ~0015006

Fixed in r26193
See and

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-01-31 11:28 ror New Issue
2014-01-31 11:28 ror Status new => assigned
2014-01-31 11:28 ror Assigned To => jcfr
2014-01-31 11:31 jcfr Target Version => Slicer 4.4.0
2014-01-31 11:39 jcfr Note Added: 0010549
2014-03-06 10:58 jcfr Status assigned => acknowledged
2014-03-06 10:59 jcfr Target Version Slicer 4.4.0 => Slicer 4.5.0-1
2014-03-06 11:00 jcfr Target Version Slicer 4.5.0-1 =>
2014-03-28 09:59 jcfr Relationship added has duplicate 0003634
2017-05-02 14:57 Shusil Note Added: 0014472
2017-08-03 14:31 jcfr Status acknowledged => resolved
2017-08-03 14:31 jcfr Resolution open => fixed
2017-08-03 14:31 jcfr Fixed in Version => Slicer 4.7.0
2017-08-03 14:31 jcfr Note Added: 0015006