SwisTrack/Developers/Setting up a development environment/Linux
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 (according to the company, a Linux driver will be available soon)
- Firewire camera driver
On Ubuntu, 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.
If your distribution does not provide a package, you can compile and install these libraries manually.
Manually Installing OpenCV
Download the OpenCV 1.0 sources and compile and install them:
tar xfz opencv-1.0.0.tar.gz cd opencv-1.0.0 ./configure --prefix=/usr make 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.
Manually Installing wxWidgets
Download the wxWidgets 2.8.8 sources (either wxGTK or wxAll) and compile and install them.
tar xfz wxWidgets-2.8.8.tar.gz cd wxWidgets-2.8.8 ./configure make sudo make install
You are free to change the prefix here, as SwisTrack uses 'wx-config' to locate wxWidgets.
Installing Optional Libraries
If you have a FireWire camera, install the 1394camera driver.
Checking out the latest SVN Tree
Check out the latest SVN tree:
svn checkout https://swistrack.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/swistrack
Compiling and Launching
You can compile SwisTrack as follows:
cd swistrack make
This will compile libtsai (with a few warnings), camshift_wrapper, core and gui. The executable is stored as SwisTrackEnvironment/SwisTrack in the SVN tree. Lauch it as follows
cd SwisTrackEnvironment ./SwisTrack
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:
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/