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[Solved] MEXEXT Issues Compiling 3.2 with CUDA

asked 2017-02-09 08:30:14 -0600

Eldar gravatar image

updated 2017-02-17 11:11:40 -0600


I'm a student trying to compile OpenCV with CUDA enabled. But I get frequent errors when I compile within Visual Studio 2013.

My environment:
OpenCV 3.2 (from Master branch)
Visual Studio 2013
Windows 10 - 64 bit
Nvidia GeForce 960M
CUDA Toolkit 8.0

My Process:

  1. Download OpenCV source from GitHub
  2. Use CMake to generate the project

    CUDA is enabled by default and I am changing nothing in the parameters

    I generate using the "Visual Studio 12 2013 Win64" generator. No major errors are thrown though "Error: MEXEXT: Unsupported platform." occurs once in the output console. Generation ultimately completes.

  3. Open the "OpenCV.sln" file in the generated output.
  4. Right click "Build All" -> Build
  5. Get the following errors:

This one occurs many times, particularly on cuda projects.

Error 4646 error : MEXEXT: Unsupported platform. D:\Libraries\cuda opencv\Build\modules\cudaarithm\CUSTOMBUILD opencv_cudaarithm

Error 140 error LNK1181: cannot open input file '....\lib\Release\opencv_core320.lib' D:\Libraries\cuda opencv\Build\modules\ml\LINK opencv_ml

Error 171 error LNK1181: cannot open input file '....\lib\Release\opencv_core320.lib' D:\Libraries\cuda opencv\Build\modules\imgproc\LINK opencv_imgproc

Could anyone please let me know if there's anything obviously wrong with my setup or process?

edit: some formatting cleanup

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Still looking into this. "MEXEXT" seems to be a "Binary MEX file-name extension" from MathWorks. In my case, that could be from MatLab which I have installed.

Eldar gravatar imageEldar ( 2017-02-10 04:12:08 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-02-17 11:10:46 -0600

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After a few days of trying, the solution was to uninstall MatLab 2016. As soon as it was uninstalled, the compiling went smoothly.

Fortunately, I no longer need MatLab. But if anyone experiences the same, try uninstalling and then compiling. Reinstall upon completion. If you're on 2016, consider an earlier revision.

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