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cmake windows openCV found but ... no compatible

asked 2017-10-24 13:35:41 -0500

carton99 gravatar image

Hi, ok here my configuration/installation:

  • I am on windows 7

  • Visual studio 2015 vc14 + command line tool c++ vc14

  • cmake windows

  • Last build for windows 3.3.1

Here my cmake:

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.2)
project( projet)
find_package( OpenCV REQUIRED )
target_link_libraries( projetC ${OpenCV_LIBS} )

Here my path to openCV_dir


When I do cmake . I have this error message:

Found OpenCV Windows Pack but it has no binaries compatible with your

  You should manually point CMake variable OpenCV_DIR to your build of OpenCV
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  CMakeLists.txt:10 (find_package)

CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:10 (find_package):
  Found package configuration file:

  C:/Users/qqch/Desktop/opencv/build/openCVConfig.cmake !!!!!!!!!! WTF is not the good path

  but it set OpenCV_FOUND to FALSE so package "OpenCV" is considered to be

Obviously I tested Billion of others methods

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i vaguely remember something like:

SET(OpenCV_DIR, "path/to/your/opencv/install/folder")

((which (on win) is: opencv/build, for the prebuild libs, but opencv/build/install for self-build))

(put that on line 2)

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2017-10-24 13:43:11 -0500 )edit

also, be consistent with the project name !

it must be:

project( projetC )

in your case. (since the other 2 occurrences are like that)

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2017-10-24 13:56:43 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-10-25 00:49:06 -0500

carton99 gravatar image

updated 2017-10-25 00:52:30 -0500

Ok finaly it's work.

  • FIRT - Use classic command line and not vc14_cmd line (Else path setx don't work)
  • SECOND - Use GUI cmake and not cmd cmake and force the vc14x64 with the gui
  • THIRD - Update PATH to opencv.../bin as cmake said in warning message

Finally launch your program with your currently cmd line with the update of path else it doesn't work and you have openCVxxx.ddll missing

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maybe you could also add your final cmakelists.txt ?

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2017-10-25 00:54:00 -0500 )edit

I just add update with the small error in the name of project:

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.2)
project( projetC)
find_package( OpenCV REQUIRED )
target_link_libraries( projetC ${OpenCV_LIBS} )
carton99 gravatar imagecarton99 ( 2017-10-25 00:57:44 -0500 )edit

"SECOND - Use GUI cmake and not cmd cmake and force the vc14x64 with the gui" Thta's not true you can cmake gui or cmd. I haven't try with powershell

LBerger gravatar imageLBerger ( 2017-10-25 06:37:47 -0500 )edit

Yes I agree with you, I think you may force cmake cmd line with vc14x64 but I don't tested. I my case, the problem is with cmd line cmake print error message "don't find compatible openCV", but it don't print that the problem can be solve with a x64 option.

That's why I propose a easy method based on cmake gui.

carton99 gravatar imagecarton99 ( 2017-10-25 06:54:56 -0500 )edit

cmake -G"Visual Studio 14 2015 Win64" ....... All generators available are listed with cmake -G

LBerger gravatar imageLBerger ( 2017-10-25 07:17:26 -0500 )edit

oki here my full cmd line compilation method. (you must update PATH and OpenCV_DIR before)

mkdir build
cd build
cmake -G "Visual Studio 14 2015 Win64" ..
cmake --build .
carton99 gravatar imagecarton99 ( 2017-10-25 07:42:34 -0500 )edit

answered 2020-07-02 06:06:23 -0500

If you compiled OpenCV as a static library, before find_package( OpenCV REQUIRED ) add set(OpenCV_STATIC ON):

find_package( OpenCV REQUIRED )
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