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python virtualenvs conflict with kinetic

asked 2017-05-03 20:20:03 -0500

rnunziata gravatar image

updated 2017-05-03 20:31:34 -0500

I set up a virtualenvs for python 3.1 with opencv3. But when I am in the virtual env and execute python import cv2. Apparently you have to create a link of the file to . I get an error relating to cv2 /opt/ros/kinetic . I do not know why it is looking here? If I uninstall ros then it works fine, no error. Any thoughts. Update: if I remove the .bashrc source kinetic setup then it also works fine in the virt. What ever the setup is doing is causing a conflict even when the ros is set up outside the virtual env.

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Try this: reinstall opencv3 while in the virtualenvs and specify the target install path to your virtualenvs opencv3 desired directory using CMAKE_INSTALL_PPREFIX=/your/desired/venv/directory

lakehanne gravatar imagelakehanne ( 2017-05-03 23:51:13 -0500 )edit

Thanks....I will keep this i mind for future reference. Right now I can use both enviroments by just commenting on/off the source lines in the .bashrc file.

rnunziata gravatar imagernunziata ( 2017-05-04 13:08:15 -0500 )edit

what line in .bashrc file?

Daniel Tobon gravatar imageDaniel Tobon ( 2017-08-12 16:15:16 -0500 )edit

if false; then workon cvp3 export OPENCV_VERSION=3 else
source /opt/ros/kinetic/setup.bash source ~/catkin_ws/devel/setup.bash

rnunziata gravatar imagernunziata ( 2017-08-12 21:35:39 -0500 )edit

I am quite curious on this question, could you share more you know, give more instructions.

waschbaer00 gravatar imagewaschbaer00 ( 2018-03-07 15:18:36 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-05-04 13:09:24 -0500

rnunziata gravatar image

Right now I can use both environments by just commenting on/off the source lines in the .bashrc file. I am closing this a good enough work around solution.

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However if you comment on or off everytime, this means you can not run ROS and your program depend on vitual env simutanously, right?

waschbaer00 gravatar imagewaschbaer00 ( 2018-03-07 14:59:09 -0500 )edit

BTW, if the python is global(which is not your case, but maybe could inspire you) you don't need to comment on or off, try to add export $PYTHONPATH with your global python path in ~/.bashrc, as the same time, keep the source line for ros. Then open new terminal, python3, import cv2. It works for m

waschbaer00 gravatar imagewaschbaer00 ( 2018-03-07 15:16:13 -0500 )edit

Thanks for your suggestion ... I no longer have this set up but will keep this solution in mind if I run across this again.

rnunziata gravatar imagernunziata ( 2018-06-24 17:18:47 -0500 )edit

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