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(Step 1)

I'm trying to get openCV to run from python on my mac using the MacPorts install, and also trying to follow The Petite Geek's guide:

sudo port -v install opencv +python26

It runs for about 10 minutes without errors.

(Step 2)

I download ctypes-opencv source and demo files. I navigate to the src directory and run:

sudo python setup.py install

I see like 50 lines almost all of the form: copying ... -> ..., which looks good to me. No errors here.

(Step 3)

I add export DYLD_FALLBACK_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/local/lib to the end of my ~/.profile.

(Step 4)

I open a new terminal to test my install. From my home folder:

$ python

Python 2.6.2 (r262:71600, Apr 16 2009, 09:17:39) 
[GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5250)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import cv
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ImportError: No module named cv
>>> 

Does not work.


I read somewhere that opencv installs python bindings with the default version of python for OSX, and I am probably running a non-default version, but this is not actionable information to me.

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