Installing OpenCV on Linux

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Despite what you may read elsewhere on the net, I've had great success with installing OpenCV using Synaptic or Apt, and I highly recommend investigating that route for any Debian based system.

So, in a nutshell:

apt-get install libcv1 libcvaux1 libcvaux-dev libcv-dev libhighgui1 libhighgui-dev opencv-doc python-opencv

... or less if you choose.

Once you have that installed, the docs and examples should be in:


... and you can run "make" in the example directories to build the example programs.

Good luck!

Imported from old wiki, author: th0m