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How to Install OpenCV on Ubuntu 12.04


To install OpenCV 2.4.2 or 2.4.3 on the Ubuntu 12.04 operating system, first install a developer environment to build OpenCV.
    sudo apt-get -y install build-essential cmake pkg-config

Install Image I/O libraries
    sudo apt-get -y install libjpeg62-dev 
    sudo apt-get -y install libtiff4-dev libjasper-dev

Install the GTK dev library
    sudo apt-get -y install  libgtk2.0-dev

Install Video I/O libraries
    sudo apt-get -y install libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libswscale-dev libv4l-dev

Optional - install support for Firewire video cameras
    sudo apt-get -y install libdc1394-22-dev

Optional - install video streaming libraries
 sudo apt-get -y install libxine-dev libgstreamer0.10-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev 

Optional - install the Python development environment and the Python Numerical library
    sudo apt-get -y install python-dev python-numpy
Optional - install the parallel code processing library (the Intel tbb library)
    sudo apt-get -y install libtbb-dev

Optional - install the Qt dev library
    sudo apt-get -y install libqt4-dev

Now download OpenCV 2.4 to wherever you want to compile the source.
    tar -xvf OpenCV-2.4.*.tar.bz2

Create and build directory and onfigure OpenCV with cmake. Don't forget the .. part at the end of cmake cmd !!
    cd OpenCV-2.4.*
    mkdir build
    cd build

Now compile it

And finally install OpenCV
    sudo make install


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