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19 Feb'15

Install cvBlob on Debian

cvBlob installation looked like an easy task but took me a little while to figure out.

First, there are no libcv4 libcvaux4 libraries in Debian (at least in Wheezy). I installed libopencv-dev instead.

Next, there was a very strange problem that persisted after cvBlob installation:

$ ./red_object_tracking
./red_object_tracking: error while loading shared libraries:
    cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

The solution was to run sudo ldconfig beforehand.

Full list of commands:

sudo apt-get install mercurial cmake libopencv-dev
hg clone
cd cvblob
cmake .
make install
sudo ldconfig
cd samples …

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19 Feb'15

Update Git on Debian 7 to Git 2.3

Add the following repository to the sources.list:

deb precise main
deb-src precise main

Now, run sudo apt-get update and get the following output:

W: GPG error: precise Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A1715D88E1DF1F24

And fix it by running

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys A1715D88E1DF1F24

Now you can run

sudo apt-get install git

And afterwards verify your setup:

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description …

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03 Mar'13

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21 Jun'11

Nautilus refuses to set some application as default for mimetype?

Navigate to ~/.local/share/applications/ and edit mimeapps.list

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