I tried to get the "capture"-Feature to work.

I did the following things:

  • Installation of the newest Version of the Org mode (now the version 8.2.10)
  • To get the capture feature work i added to my .emacs:

;(add-to-list 'load-path "/nils/home/emacs.d/org-7.01h/lisp")

(require 'org-install)

(require 'org) ;; maybe this line is redundant

;; Verzeichnis für "org-capture" festlegen
 (setq org-default-notes-file (concat org-directory "/notes.org"))

(define-key global-map "\C-cc" 'org-capture)

After these changes i get the error message
Symbol's function definition is void: org-link-types
when I open a .org file.

I don't know how to handle this error message.

  • 2
    You get this error because org-link-types is a variable in orgmode 8.2.10 and not a function. But, from this search it looks like this symbol has a function definition in newer versions of orgmode (version 9.x). Maybe, you mixed different versions of orgmode?
    – Tobias
    Commented Dec 21, 2016 at 9:59
  • Yes, this is possible.
    – tester
    Commented Dec 21, 2016 at 10:05
  • Directly after the installation emacs told me, that the version of org-mode ist 9.0.2, now it tells me it's the version 8.2.10.
    – tester
    Commented Dec 21, 2016 at 10:08
  • 1
    So you should get rid of one of these versions. It may be that one of these versions comes from the package manager of yor system (e.g. apt-get under linux) and the other one from elpa or melpa (these are found unter ~/.emacs.d/elpa/org-20161017/).
    – Tobias
    Commented Dec 21, 2016 at 10:25
  • 3
    Are you using Spacemacs ? In version 0.200.7 "org layer" seems to be causing such version conflicts in org-mode. I found a related issue here , and proposed a solution with a patch (also in PR #8399).
    – RockyRoad
    Commented Feb 18, 2017 at 19:55

1 Answer 1


I solved the problems with uninstall all org-packages in elpa. Now the my .org files open without the error and the links work fine.

Thanks to Tobias for his hints!

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