Installing OpenCV on Debian Testing

Here are the instructions to install OpenCV 2.4.9 on Debian Testing (7.x)

Message for new users

If you are a new Debian user, try installing OpenCV from repositories. As root:

aptitude install libopencv-dev

Reasons to install OpenCV manually

  • Debian does not pack the non-free OpenCV module
  • Sometimes you want to compile extra features such as OpenCL, Qt, or Intel TBB
  • You should know that this solution does not follow the DFSG

Diagnostic

Step 0: Check "natural" dependencies on Debian

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