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27 September 2018

How to work out the missing dependencies for a Python package

When you install a compiled Python wheel, whether it’s from PyPI or piwheels, it will likely depend on some shared libraries, specifically certain .so files (shared object files) in order to be used. If you’ve ever been in the situation where you’ve installed a library but importing it fails, it’s a pretty unpleasant experience: The […]

Author: Ben Nuttall Tags: opencv
27 September 2018

New opencv builds

The opencv maintainers don’t release source distribution for the packages, so Dave has been building Raspberry Pi wheels manually from source on GitHub. They have also chosen to split releases into four separate pacakges: opencv-python opencv-python-headless opencv-contrib-python opencv-contrib-python-headless opencv-contrib includes all of opencv, plus additional modules (listed in the opencv docs). The -headless releases exclude […]

Author: Ben Nuttall Tags: opencv