Hugin Compiling Ubuntu
These instructions are work in progress and updated when newer versions of Ubuntu are released or when Hugin introduces new dependencies. They have worked, at the time of release or soon thereafter, with the following Ubuntu/Kubuntu versions:
- Ubuntu 9.04: on AMD64 computer
- Ubuntu 8.10: on AMD64 computer
- Ubuntu 8.04: on an Intel processor
- Ubuntu 7.10: on AMD Athlon XP
- Ubuntu 7.04: on AMD64 computer
- Ubuntu 6.06: on AMD64 computer
They are likely to work only for the latest one, but you can check this page's history at the time that the older Ubuntu version was the most recent one to find the specifics for that version.
Apart from the odd change in package name, nothing should be substantially different (and if does not work, please leave a comment on the hugin-ptx mailing list). Don't worry if the same package appears twice in an aptitude install line - aptitude will update existing packages if there is a newer version, and ignore duplicates if the latest version is already installed. On the other hand, if aptitude says that it can't find a package, it might be the odd change in package name. You can find a replacement package by using aptitude search with a substring of the package required, e.g.
aptitude search wxW
The goal is to build hugin and the whole set of helper applications required.
- 1 Building environment
- 2 Building Enblend
- 3 Building Libpano13
- 4 Building Hugin
- 5 Autopano-sift-C
- 6 Match-n-shift
- 7 MatchPoint
- 8 Pan-o-matic
- 9 Exiftool
- 10 Panoglview
- 11 FreePV
- 12 Notes for Packagers
Since we are going to build hugin, libpano13 and enblend we need to download and install all the development packages. This is very easy with aptitude. In a terminal window (K menu -> System -> Konsole or Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal (in Kubuntu), Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal (in Ubuntu))
sudo aptitude install build-essential autoconf automake1.9 libtool flex bison gdb
Unless you have an amd64 system prior to 7.10, add the following packages.
sudo aptitude install libc6-dev libgcc1
For older amd64 environments, the packages have a slightly different name:
sudo aptitude install libc6-dev-amd64 lib64gcc1
To get the bleeding edge we'll need access to the SVN, Mercurial and Bazaar repositories, and for this we need the correct tools:
sudo aptitude install subversion mercurial bzr
Not necessary, but useful if you want to move to the next level and build packages for distribution (list is incomplete):
sudo aptitude install subversion-tools
Get the dependencies. If you are working with large images (300 megapixels and up), you should have a libtiff-devel compiled with large file support and libstdc++6.
sudo aptitude install pkg-config libtiff4-dev libboost-graph-dev libboost-thread-dev \ liblcms1-dev libglew1.5-dev libplot-dev libglut3-dev libopenexr-dev libxi-dev libxmu-dev
For Ubuntu systems prior to 8.10, you will also need
sudo aptitude install libopenexr2ldbl
Once all dependencies are in place, get the code. The official repository has migrated from CVS to Mercurial:
hg clone http://enblend.hg.sourceforge.net:8000/hgroot/enblend/enblend enblend cd enblend
If you already have checked out enblend, to update the code to the latest version you need to run:
hg pull hg update
We are then ready to compile. The CXXFLAGS --param inline-unit-growth=60 is a workaround for x86_64 systems, Feb 2009, and apparently no longer needed (set by default). If you have an SMP machine and you're building a recent version, --disable-image-cache and --enable-openmp will speed up enblend/enfuse massively but may cause segmentation faults; in that case you will be better off with --enable-image-cache and --disable-openmp. -march=native is also beneficial and -O2 is better than -O3.
make --makefile=Makefile.scm CXXFLAGS="--param inline-unit-growth=60 -march=native -O2" ./configure --disable-image-cache --enable-openmp make
The second make step can be very long and memory consuming. Make sure you have enough swap space, and go get a healthy snack while the computer is compiling.
If you encounter problems at any of these stages, please report back to the hugin-ptx mailing list. Report what command in the sequence you were executing, what machine/operating system, the revision checked out from CVS, and all other relevant information.
You are then ready to install with
sudo make install
libpano13 is the new version of the PanoTools libraries. This is a necessary component for hugin, and we need to build it first.
To build libpano13 we need some libraries and particularly their
sudo aptitude install zlib1g zlib1g-dev libpng12-dev libjpeg62-dev libtiff4-dev
On older distributions, zlib1g and zlib1g-dev may not be found. In that case, the same library may be available with the names lib64z1 and lib64z1-dev.
We then need to download the source code from SVN:
svn co https://panotools.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/panotools/trunk/libpano libpano13 cd libpano13
In the future there is no need to get the whole source again. Just issue the following commands to bring your source up to date:
cd libpano13 svn up
Now start the building process:
If any libraries are missing, the script will complain (or at least, let you know that some library hasn't been found). In that case you probably need to install the library. To find in what package is that library, a general rule is to run the command
apt-cache search missingfile, find the relevant library and install both the library and the related
./configure script and repeat this process until you have met all the dependencies.
Then we are ready to launch the make process with
If the library successfully compiles, you have to install it with
sudo make install sudo ldconfig
The last part is for the OS to be aware of the new library (that has been installed in
We can now go back up one folder level and get ready for hugin.
First we need to activate the
universe repository (in adept package manager, or by editing the /etc/apt/sources.lst file for example) and get the dependencies:
sudo aptitude install cmake libopenexr-dev libboost-dev boost-build libboost-thread-dev libboost-graph-dev \ gettext libwxgtk2.8-dev libexiv2-dev libimage-exiftool-perl libglew-dev liblapack-dev
Fetch the Source Code from SVN
Next we download Hugin from SVN. But which Hugin? There are many branches in SVN. Also SVN keeps track of every single change (revision) in time, so we can download a branch in its state at a specific point in time. For example
-r 4008 https://hugin.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/hugin/hugin/trunk/ will download the trunk branch at the point in time when revision 4008 was committed, which happens to be Tue Jul 7 22:07:54 2009 UTC. It also happens to be the same as the 0.8.0 release. For a list of branches and revisions that build well, refer to these lists. There is no guarantee that a particular branch and/or revision builds and/or performs as expected.
svn co -r 4061 https://hugin.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/hugin/hugin/tags/hugin-2009.07.1/ hugin
If you know what you are doing, you can replace /hugin-2009.07.1/ with another branch; and you can omit the -r and get the last revision of that branch.
In the future there is no need to get the whole source again. Just issue the following commands to bring your source up to date:
cd hugin svn up
Set the Build Environment
Next we set up the build environment using cmake.
If you compiled and installed libpano to a non standard location set the variables CMAKE_INCLUDE_PATH and CMAKE_LIBRARY_PATH to point to your install location's include and lib directories.
If you are building for distribution, you want to set CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr
mkdir hugin-build cd hugin-build cmake ../hugin -DENABLE_LAPACK=YES -DCPACK_BINARY_DEB:BOOL=ON -DCPACK_BINARY_NSIS:BOOL=OFF \ -DCPACK_BINARY_RPM:BOOL=OFF -DCPACK_BINARY_STGZ:BOOL=OFF -DCPACK_BINARY_TBZ2:BOOL=OFF \ -DCPACK_BINARY_TGZ:BOOL=OFF -DCPACK_BINARY_TZ:BOOL=OFF
Build and Install
Finally, we use make to build the code and package it, and dpkg to install it. Look for the version number in the .deb file created and edit the lines below accordingly:
make package ls *.deb sudo dpkg -i hugin-0000.00.0-Linux.deb
Important: the package does not track dependencies yet, so it likely to fail on machines others than yours.
sudo aptitude install libxml2-dev
svn co https://hugin.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/hugin/autopano-sift-C/trunk/ autopano-sift-C cd autopano-sift-C cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local . make sudo make install
Match-n-shift is yet an other Autopano-SIFT replacement. It comes in a bundle with pto file manipulation perl libraries and a rich selection of other tools that use nona, enblend, ImageMagick among other things. To use match-n-shift, you need to install at least the Panotools::Script library and some other perl modules. It requires:
- Image::Size 2.9
- Storable 2.0
- Image::ExifTool 6
Chances are that you do not need to update Storable which is a standard perl module. To check the version of installed versions of these modules, write these lines to the command prompt:
perl -MStorable -le 'print Storable->VERSION;' perl -MImage::Size -le 'print Image::Size->VERSION;' perl -MImage::ExifTool -le 'print Image::ExifTool->VERSION;'
There are various ways to install or upgrade these modules. Ubuntu has binary packages for many perl modules, you can skip the CPAN installation below and type:
sudo aptitude install libimage-size-perl libimage-exiftool-perl
Alternatively, perl is an interpreted language and these modules are pure perl, so installing from source is an easy thing.
The best place to install perl modules is directly from a CPAN archive. CPAN is short for Comprehensive Perl Archive Network. The program to interact with CPAN comes with all perl installations. Start it by running:
If this is your first time running the program you will be asked a number of questions (you can safely accept the suggested values). Last question lets you select a number of CPAN mirrors nearest to you.
When all is done, you can enter the install commands after the 'cpan>' prompt:
install Image::Size Storable Image::ExifTool
Answer 'y' to any question of dependencies and wait for install to complete. 'exit' leaves the cpan shell.
Next, you need to retrieve and install the Panotools-Script collection of perl libraries (Panotools::Script) and programs that use them - including match-n-shift:
svn co https://panotools.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/panotools/trunk/Panotools-Script Panotools-Script cd Panotools-Script perl Makefile.PL make make test sudo make install
Just to confuse you, you can also ignore everything above and just install Panotools::Script and all its dependencies from CPAN. From command line, type:
sudo cpan Panotools::Script
You can run match-n-shift from command line using the same parameters as autopano-c-complete.sh or you can modify hugin to run it for you:
- start Hugin
- navigate the menu File to Preferences
- In the Preferences window, open the Autopano tab
- Select Autopano -> Autopano-SIFT
- tick the checkbox for Use alternative Autopano-SIFT program
- enter the full path to match-n-shift (/usr/local/bin/match-n-shift) in the Autopano-SIFT field
- enter the following string in the Arguments field:
-f %f -v %v -c -p %p -o %o %i
MatchPoint is a next generation CP generator. The result of a GSoC2007 project, it is still very experimental. Experience reports needed. Read more here
Matchpoint is now located inside the main hugin source tree, no need to checkout https://hugin.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/hugin/gsoc07_featuredetection anymore. It is compiled together with hugin, but not installed by default.
- copy the MatchPoint executable into /usr/local/bin manually
sudo cp src/matchpoint/matchpoint /usr/local/bin/
- edit /usr/local/bin/autopano-c-complete.sh (do it with sudo to have the necessary permission)
- line 79: replace the .key.gz extension with .key (not sure if matchpoint supports compression)
- lines 83 and 88: replace generatekeys "$arg" $FILENAME $SIZE with matchpoint "$arg" $FILENAME (not sure if the size option or any other options of the original generatekeys are applicable)
Yet another control point generator Home Page
sudo aptitude install libboost-dev
Download Panomatic 0.9.4 bz2
tar xvfj panomatic-0.9.4-src.tar.bz2 cd panomatic-0.9.4 ./configure make sudo make install
To use Pano-o-matic, open Hugin
- In File > Preferences > Autopano :
- Select Autopano-SIFT
- Check "Use alternative autopaon-SIFT program"
- Choose the path to the binary ( /usr/local/bin )
- In Arguments, put : -o %o %i
ExifTool is a platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in image, audio and video files.
sudo aptitude purge libimage-exiftool-perl
wget http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/Image-ExifTool-7.83.tar.gz tar -xzf Image-ExifTool-7.83.tar.gz cd Image-ExifTool-7.83 perl Makefile.PL make test sudo make install
PanoGLView is an OpenGL hardware accelerated interactive immersive viewer for equirectangular images.
sudo aptitude install wx-common
svn co https://hugin.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/hugin/panoglview/trunk panoglview cd panoglview ./bootstrap ./configure make sudo make install
sudo aptitude install cmake make pkg-config g++ mozilla-dev freeglut-dev zlib1g-dev libjpeg-dev libxext-dev libxmu-dev \ x11proto-xf86vidmode-dev libxxf86vm-dev libnspr4-dev libxml2-dev libpng12-dev
svn co https://freepv.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/freepv/freepv/trunk/ freepv cd freepv cmake . make sudo make install
Notes for Packagers
- before releasing a tarball, upgrade the Changelog with svn2cl
$ svn up $ svn2cl $ svn ci