SwisTrack/Developers/Setting up a development environment/Linux

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Prerequisites[edit | edit source]

You need the following programs and libraries:

The following libraries are optional and only necessary if you want to use the corresponding cameras:

  • Basler Pylon driver
  • Firewire camera driver

Ubuntu 12.04 and later[edit | edit source]

Install Subversion

 sudo apt-get install subversion

Install wxWidgets:

 sudo apt-get install libwxgtk3.0-dev

Install OpenCV2:

sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev

Checkout the trunk of the svn repository:

svn checkout svn://svn.code.sf.net/p/swistrack/code/trunk


cd trunk


cd SwisTrackEnvironment

Ubuntu 8.04[edit | edit source]

On Ubuntu 8.04, it should be enough to install the packages

  • libwxgtk2.8-dev (wxWidgets)
  • libhighgui-dev (OpenCV)
  • libcvaux-dev (OpenCV)

Use Synaptic Packet Manager or type

sudo apt-get install libwxgtk2.8-dev
sudo apt-get install libhighgui-dev libcvaux-dev

on the terminal to install these packages.

Other distributions[edit | edit source]

If your distribution does not provide a package, you can compile and install these libraries manually.

Manually Installing OpenCV[edit | edit source]

Download the OpenCV 1.0 sources [ http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencvlibrary/files/opencv-unix/1.0/ ]and compile and install them:

tar xfz opencv-1.0.0.tar.gz
cd opencv-1.0.0
./configure --prefix=/usr
sudo make install

For detailed installation instructions, check out the INSTALL file.

Note that the current SwisTrack Makefile expects OpenCV to be installed with the prefix /usr. If you install it elsewhere, do not forget to modify the INCL_DIRS line in the Makefile appropriately.

When installing OpenCV 1.0 in newer Ubuntu distributions you may find the following issues:

1) Error message:

../../cxcore/include/cxmisc.h:133:6: error: #elif with no expression

To fix it, change line 133 in cxmisc.h from #elif to #else.

2) Error message:

../../../otherlibs/highgui/.libs/libhighgui.so: undefined reference to `cvCaptureFromCAM_V4L(int)'

To fix it, add #define HAVE_CAMV4L after line 24 in cvconfig.h

3) Error message:

cvcap_v4l.cpp:208:28: fatal error: linux/videodev.h: No such file or directory 

To fix it, install libv4l-dev and link to it with the following commands:

sudo apt-get install libv4l-dev
sudo ln -s /usr/include/libv4l1-videodev.h /usr/include/linux/videodev.h

Manually Installing wxWidgets[edit | edit source]

Download the wxWidgets 2.8.8 sources (either wxGTK or wxAll) [ http://sourceforge.net/projects/wxwindows/files/wxAll/2.8.8/ ] and compile and install them.

tar xfz wxWidgets-2.8.8.tar.gz
cd wxWidgets-2.8.8
sudo make install

You are free to change the prefix here, as SwisTrack uses 'wx-config' to locate wxWidgets.

Installing Optional Libraries[edit | edit source]

If you have a FireWire camera, install the 1394camera driver.

Installing OpenCV legacy packages[edit | edit source]

Depending on the opencv version installed in your system, you may also need to install the OpenCV legacy packages. In that case, run the following command:

sudo apt-get install libcv-dev libhighgui-dev libcvaux-dev libcv2.3 libcvaux2.3 libhighgui2.3

Library Paths[edit | edit source]

Depending on your system configuration, SwisTrack will complain about missing libraries. You may see error messages like this:

./SwisTrack: error while loading shared libraries: libwx_gtk2_aui-2.8.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No suchfile or directory

In this case, you need to set your LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable to point to the directory where these libraries are installed. If you are using a bash shell, this can be achieved as follows:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

On Ubuntu 10.10 the following is required : export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH and create a dynamic link on the cvaux libs : sudo ln -s libcvaux.so.2.1 libcvaux.so in /usr/lib/