Installing OpenCV 2.4.3 on Ubuntu

As mentioned previously, this is applicable to the pandaboard (with its ARM process), the Virtual Machine, and any installation on an X86 system.

This was quite hard to figure out as there are a lot of dependencies that need to be installed, and the documentation is quite poor and not up to date, but all credit to Chee who spent a lot of time researching and coming up with a way.

Basically, someone has written a script which you can find here, and execute from a terminal, and it sorts everything out. The problem is that it installs version 2.4.2, and we wanted to install 2.4.3, so Chee modified the script accordingly.

It is given below. You can paste it in a text editor, save it as and execute from a terminal with the following command

$ sh

And everything will magically sort out itself. A word of caution though, I had an issue when executing the script because the line endings were of the wrong type. If that happens, simply change the type of line-endings used for saving via the text-editor, and you should be good to go (Thanks, Chee!).

arch=$(uname -m)
if [ "$arch" == "i686" -o "$arch" == "i386" -o "$arch" == "i486" -o "$arch" == "i586" ]; then
echo "Installing OpenCV 2.4.3"
mkdir OpenCV
cd OpenCV
echo "Removing any pre-installed ffmpeg and x264"
sudo apt-get remove ffmpeg x264 libx264-dev
echo "Installing Dependenices"
sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev
sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall cmake pkg-config yasm
sudo apt-get install libtiff4-dev libjpeg-dev libjasper-dev
sudo apt-get install libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libswscale-dev libdc1394-22-dev libxine-dev libgstreamer0.10-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev libv4l-dev
sudo apt-get install python-dev python-numpy
sudo apt-get install libtbb-dev
sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev libgtk2.0-dev
echo "Downloading x264"
tar -xvf x264-snapshot-20121107-2245-stable.tar.bz2
cd x264-snapshot-20121107-2245-stable/
echo "Installing x264"
if [ $flag -eq 1 ]; then
./configure --enable-static
./configure --enable-shared --enable-pic
sudo make install
cd ..
echo "Downloading ffmpeg"
echo "Installing ffmpeg"
tar -xvf ffmpeg-0.11.2.tar.bz2
cd ffmpeg-0.11.2/
if [ $flag -eq 1 ]; then
./configure --enable-gpl --enable-libfaac --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-nonfree --enable-postproc --enable-version3 --enable-x11grab
./configure --enable-gpl --enable-libfaac --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-nonfree --enable-postproc --enable-version3 --enable-x11grab --enable-shared
sudo make install
cd ..
echo "Downloading v4l"
echo "Installing v4l"
tar -xvf v4l-utils-0.8.9.tar.bz2
cd v4l-utils-0.8.9/
sudo make install
cd ..
echo "Downloading OpenCV 2.4.3"
wget -O OpenCV-2.4.3.tar.bz2
echo "Installing OpenCV 2.4.3"
tar -xvf OpenCV-2.4.3.tar.bz2
cd OpenCV-2.4.3
mkdir build
cd build
sudo make install
sudo echo "/usr/local/lib" >> /etc/
sudo ldconfig
echo "OpenCV 2.4.3 ready to be used"

Chee and Hassan


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