Refer to OpenCV main page for full installation procedure.
OpenCV installation procedure under linux:
- Download the release version for linux: (link)
- Extract file:
> tar xvjf OpenCV-2.4.0.tar.bz2 -C ~
- Create a build folder inside OpenCV and move into it:
> mkdir ~/OpenCV-2.4.0/build
> cd ~/OpenCV-2.4.0/build
- run cmake:
> cmake -D CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RELEASE -D CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/local/ialonso/OpenCV -D BUILD_PYTHON_SUPPORT=ON -D BUILD_EXAMPLES=ON ..
- run make & make install
If no errors occured OpenCV will be installed in /local/user/OpenCV.> make install
To make python recognize cv library:
- Modify .bashrc and add the following line:
* Replace "ialonso" with your system username where needed.