hugin on gentoo: panoramas at last

mid-scarborough community centre

The above may not be the most remarkable panoramic picture ever — the back of a suburban hockey rink — but it’s the first image I’ve managed to stitch with hugin, a front-end to Helmut Dersch’s panotools.

It was a bit of a fight to get it working with Gentoo linux.

Update, 10 Feb 2004:

Many people have asked me how I installed this. To the best of my knowledge, this is how:

  1. emerge fftw. You might also need wx-gtk.
  2. Install the Vigra graphics library. Please note that, unless you specify --prefix=..., it will install in your home directory, which isn’t what you want.
  3. download the panorama-tools RPM from the Hugin site, then do rpm2targz panorama-tools-2.6bml12-2.i386.rpm
  4. Untar the resulting archive from /, to put all the files in the right place.
  5. Check that you have all the right libraries for the panorama tools library using ldd. I found I had to: ln -s /usr/lib/libpng.so.3.1.2.5 /usr/local/lib/libpng.so.2
  6. run ldconfig
  7. Build Hugin from the source archive. It should just work…

2 thoughts on “hugin on gentoo: panoramas at last”

  1. Hi!

    I’m trying to get working Hugin on Gentoo, but it has been impossible by now… could you get me some instructions?

    Thx a lot 🙂

  2. I finally got it working. However when compiling with wxGTK 2 you need to change the configure file:

    $XRC_LFLAGS=”-lwx_gtk2_xrc-2.4″;
    #$XRC_LFLAGS=”-lwx_gtk_xrc-2.4″;

    Then it does build hugin 🙂

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