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How to update & rebuild CV2 on Raspberry Pi

asked 2016-12-07 06:28:20 -0600

DontOpenMyCV gravatar image

Hi at all,

before explaining my problem, I feeling really stupid about asking such an "easy" question, but I searched the Internet for about three hours without any result.

I have a running version of OpenCV 3.1.0 installed on my Raspberry Pi (Linux Raspbian, Python 3) since September this year, used:

cv2.__version__ says 3.1.0

In 2015 there was a bug according to the fisheye-calibration and in April 2016 a fix was officially committed on GitHub:

Now, I want to re-download changed files and rebuild OpenCV to take advantage of the bug-fix (if this is the right way to handle an update). Another question is why I could download a bug-file after there was a fix half a year ago.

As I said, I was seeking for an answer for hours, but "update open cv linux" or "git update rebuild open cv" results in lots of crap.

Thank you all in advance!

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how did you get the src, originally ?

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2016-12-07 06:47:33 -0600 )edit

wget download zip-archive from GitHub, then unpack, then cmake to build

DontOpenMyCV gravatar imageDontOpenMyCV ( 2016-12-07 06:51:34 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-12-07 07:41:49 -0600

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updated 2016-12-08 10:11:31 -0600

instead of wget /zip, try :

git clone

(this will create a new opencv folder, wherever you start this)

then cmake from there again, like you did before.

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Worked for me, thank you!

DontOpenMyCV gravatar imageDontOpenMyCV ( 2016-12-08 10:08:09 -0600 )edit

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