OpenCV IlmImf linker error

Problem

I had compiled OpenCV and when I linked my application with OpenCV libraries, I got this error:

undefined reference to `Imf_2_2::globalThreadCount()'

Solution

The Imf in the symbol above seems to be from the IlmImf library that is used to read and write OpenEXR images. Since I had no need for OpenEXR, I recompiled OpenCV with the setting WITH_OPENEXR=OFF. Linking with the resulting OpenCV libraries worked fine.

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