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Failing Building OpenCV from source for Python2.7

asked 2013-12-17 17:10:32 -0500

Halbleiter gravatar image

updated 2013-12-17 17:12:17 -0500


I tried to build OpenCV from source for Python2.7. I followed the instructions from the tutorial, but when I open the OpenCV.sln file as requested in step 14. with Visual Studio the "INSTALL" file needed at step 17. is missing. On my computer the Solution Explorer looks like this.

Solution Explorer

I never used Visual Studio before, so I am thankful for any help.

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answered 2013-12-18 00:53:28 -0500

pyro gravatar image

My solution file misses INSTALL too, not sure behind the reason for this.

But, you can easily complete the installation by going to \opencv\build\lib\Release to find the cv2.pyd file, and copying it to C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages (or your relevant Python installation path).

Note that you must add the path of your OpenCV DLL files to the PATH environment variable if you are building it as a dynamic library.

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That worked for me, thank you very much.

Halbleiter gravatar imageHalbleiter ( 2013-12-18 09:01:58 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-12-18 09:30:45 -0500

Alternatively you can run in the build folder:

cmake --build . --target install --config Release
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