MQTT Callback error

Having an issue with Pubsubclient throwing up compile errors in the IDE.

Tried different versions of Pubsubclient, (imroy and knolleary), ethernet version, nightly build of the IDE and still all the same.

PubSubClient client(server, 1883, callback, ethClient); throws up a ‘callback’ was not declared in this scope error.

Looked online and tried variations of different sketches (example ones included) that should work but everything is getting the same error.

Pretty stuck and tearing my hair out as cannot figure out the issue so any help appreciated.

// Running an Arduino Uno with an ethernet shield stacked on that with the Velleman KA-01 stacked on top of that. Plan is to send MQTT messages to it from OpenHAB.

Full script code:

#include <SPI.h>
#include <Ethernet.h>
#include <PubSubClient.h>

// Set the MAC address
byte mac[] = { 0x90, 0xA2, 0xDA, 0x0F, 0x5E, 0x69 };
// Set fallback IP address if DHCP fails

// Set the broker server IP
byte server[] = { 192,168,0,40 };

EthernetClient ethClient;
PubSubClient client(server, 1883, callback, ethClient);

int SoffitR;
int SoffitG;
int SoffitB;
int BLUE = 6;                   
int GREEN = 5; 
int RED = 3; 

void setup()
    // Open serial communications
    // Start with a hard-coded address:
    Serial.println("Assigning Static IP address:");
    Ethernet.begin(mac, ip);
     Serial.print("My address:");
  // Connect to Broker, give it arduino as the name
  if (client.connect("arduino_LED2")) {
    // Publish a message to the status topic
    client.publish("status/arduino_LED","Arduino LED2 is now online");
    // Listen for messages on the control topic

void loop()

void callback(char* topic, byte* payload, unsigned int length) {
  // check for messages on subscribed topics
  payload[length] = '\0';
  Serial.print("Topic: ");

  // check topic to identify type of content
  if(String(topic) == "control/arduino_LED/livingroom/color") {
    // convert payload to String
    String value = String((char*)payload);
    Serial.print (value);
    // split string at every "," and store in proper variable
    // convert final result to integer
    SoffitR = value.substring(0,value.indexOf(',')).toInt();
    SoffitG = value.substring(value.indexOf(',')+1,value.lastIndexOf(',')).toInt();
    SoffitB = value.substring(value.lastIndexOf(',')+1).toInt();

    // print obtained values for debugging
Serial.print("RED: ");
//client.publish("status/arduino_LED", SoffitR);

Serial.print("GREEN: ");
//client.publish("status/arduino_LED", SoffitG);

Serial.print("BLUE: ");
//client.publish("status/arduino_LED/soffit/color/blue", int SoffitB);
  analogWrite(GREEN, SoffitG);
  analogWrite(RED, SoffitR);
  analogWrite(BLUE, SoffitB);

Perhaps you need a forward declaration of the callback function? See also this stackoverflow question

eg (didnt try to compile so syntax may not be totally correct)

EthernetClient ethClient;
void callback(char* topic, byte* payload, unsigned int length);

PubSubClient client(server, 1883, callback, ethClient);

Or simply move the code for callback() up above the PubSubClient line.