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Package for building OpenCV 3.4.1 including Python 3 bindings from the official sources.

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# OpenCV Hands-Free

Unofficial OpenCV builder for Python.

This package aims at building OpenCV with Python bindings from the official sources. It provides a simple command line interface for starting the process of downloading the official sources, configuring the build dependencies, compiling and installing the resulting CV2 shared object within a virtual environment.

In contrast to [opencv-python]( it will not provide any wheels and therefore the installation / build process will be by far slower (depending on the actual system performance).


Depending on the usage and system dependencies, the on-the-fly build output can contain video and GUI functionality and the contrib package.

## Features

  • builds against Python >= 3.4
  • runs and builds inside virtual environment
  • includes video support
  • supports OpenCV check (import, build information)
  • compiles with many flags enabled (which???)

## Supported OS

  • Debian Jessie, Stretch
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • LinuxMint 18.2
  • Manjaro
  • Arch
  • Raspbian 9 (Stretch)

## Supported Python runtimes

  • CPython 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
  • PyPy (not yet)

Note: PyPy (5.10) is not supported yet due to missing path variables in module sysconfig.

## Installation

1. Use a Python’s [virtual environment]( or even better install the package via [pipenv]( pipenv install cvbuilder 1. Follow instructions below

## Usage

After installing the package via pip / pipenv, you can manually invoke cvbuilder commands.

### Install system dependencies

`bash cvbuilder system --enable-gui --enable-video `

### Download, configure, build, install

The do-it-all command is:

`bash cvbuilder build `

or if you already downloaded the source zip files in the default temporary directory or need to rerun the process in a clean way:

`bash cvbuilder build --clean `

## Custom

If you need to run the individual steps (i.e. for debugging) the following commands are provided.

### Download sources

`bash cvbuilder download `

### Generate make config

`bash cvbuilder configure [--tmpdir XYZ] `

### Compile

`bash cvbuilder make `

### Install

`bash cvbuilder install `

### Dump

`bash cvbuilder dump `

### Check

You can run the check command:

`bash cvbuilder check `

in order to check whether the build process and installation worked.

# Running OpenCV

Now everything should be up and running and you should be able to work with OpenCV:

1. Start a python REPL: pipenv run python 1. Import the CV package: import cv2 1. Read [OpenCV documentation](>)

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