I am totally new to raspbian Lite and not know how to install opencv on this os. I need this for my school project which is written in python. I am trying this https://gist.github.com/willprice/c216fcbeba8d14ad1138 but when I run this script, this is giving many errors that I am unable to understand.

  • And you have installed Jessie not Stretch?
    – MatsK
    Nov 27, 2017 at 13:20
  • I have installed Raspbian Stretch Lite that does not have any gui. Nov 27, 2017 at 16:09
  • That was my concern, you didn't read the title "Installing OpenCV 3.1 on Raspbian Jessie"!
    – MatsK
    Nov 28, 2017 at 5:55

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Being two years old, that script has issues such as tying to an older version of OpenCV. Rather than downloading from Itseez's GitHub repo you're better off installing via the Raspbian package repositories.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install python-opencv

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