[Solved] Opencv3. X fatal error: opencv2/nonfree/nonfree.hpp: there is no such file or directory

When SIFT algorithm is used for matching, an error is reported during compilation:

fatal error: opencv2/nonfree/nonfree.hpp: Not having that file or directory
#include <opencv2/nonfree/nonfree.hpp>

When you go online, you basically say to download opencv nonfree:

sudo apt-get update
sudo add-apt-repository --yes ppa:xqms/opencv-nonfree
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libopencv-nonfree-dev

As a result, a new error is reported when the second instruction is run:

sudo add-apt-repository --yes ppa:xqms/opencv-nonfree
Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~xqms/ubuntu/opencv-nonfree'.
ERROR: '~xqms' user or team does not exist.

After careful review, it is found that the opencv2. X version is still very good to install under the Ubuntu system. You only need to install it through the above instructions


Put #include < opencv2/nonfree/nonfree.hpp> Change to absolute path and solve it.

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