In this tutorial we will show you how to install OpenCV on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision Library) is an open source computer vision library with bindings for C++, Python, and Java and supports all major operating systems. It can take advantage of multi-core processing and features GPU acceleration for real-time operation. OpenCV can be deployed on various platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, etc.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation OpenCV on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.
Install OpenCV on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:
First, Install the required and optional dependencies:
Next, clone the OpenCV’s and OpenCV contrib repositories:
Once the download is completed, create a temporary build directory:
Then, set up the OpenCV build with CMake:
Start the compilation process:
Finally step, Install OpenCV using following command:
Check whether OpenCV has been installed successfully, enter the following command:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed OpenCV. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing OpenCV on your Debian 10 Buster system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official OpenCV website.