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Are the windows installation instructions for 2.4.3 out of date?

asked 2013-01-25 03:27:09 -0600

theninjagreg gravatar image

I am trying to install the latest version of OpenCV for Windows. I am following the instructions here:

But all the installer seems to do is extract all the files in the archive. The documentations states that:


  1. Make sure you have admin rights. Start the setup and follow the wizard.

    2 While adding the OpenCV library to the system path is a good decision for a better control, we will do it manually for the sake of this tutorial. Make sure you do not set this option.

    3 Most of the time it is a good idea to install the source files too, as this will allow for you to debug into the OpenCV library, if it is necessary. Follow the default settings of the wizard and finish the installation. "

But I am never prompted for any input by the wizard and steps 2 and 3 never happen. Am I doing something wrong?

I downloaded OpenCV-2.4.3 and ran it with administrative rights. I am using windows 7, 64 bit. I know I could build everything manually by following the other tutorials but I was hoping the installer would speed that up for me.


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answered 2013-01-25 04:24:31 -0600

Daniil Osokin gravatar image

Hi! Now OpenCV "installer" is just a self-extracting archive. After you unpack it, you'll have necessary pre-built libs to start develop with OpenCV.
Step 2 from documentation described at "System path" section. It's optional. Step 3 will be fixed, here the ticket about this.

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Thanks for the answer! So basically you are saying the documentation is out of date. How does one report a documentation defect?

theninjagreg gravatar imagetheninjagreg ( 2013-01-25 12:27:12 -0600 )edit

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