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Installation process for facial recognition dependancies

Step 1: Install dependancies

sudo apt -y update && sudo apt -y full-upgrade
sudo apt install build-essential \
    cmake \
    gfortran \
    git \
    wget \
    curl \
    graphicsmagick \
    libgraphicsmagick1-dev \
    libatlas-base-dev \
    libavcodec-dev \
    libavformat-dev \
    libboost-all-dev \
    libgtk2.0-dev \
    libjpeg-dev \
    liblapack-dev \
    libswscale-dev \
    pkg-config \
    python3-dev \
    python3-numpy \
    python3-pip \
    zip \
    python3-picamera

Step 2: Updates

sudo pip3 install --upgrade picamera[array]

Step 3: Increase the swap file size so we can build dlib

sudo nano /etc/dphys-swapfile

Find CONF_SWAPSIZE and change its value from 100 to 1024. Save and exit then run this command:

sudo /etc/init.d/dphys-swapfile restart

Step 4: Build and install dlib

cd
git clone -b 'v19.6' --single-branch https://github.com/davisking/dlib.git
cd ./dlib
sudo python3 setup.py install --compiler-flags "-mfpu=neon"

This may take a significant time to run (Raspberry Pi 4 took about 30 minutes)

Step 5: Revert the swap size

sudo nano /etc/dphys-swapfile

Find CONF_SWAPSIZE and change its value from 1024 to 100. Save and exit then run this command:

sudo /etc/init.d/dphys-swapfile restart

Step 6: Install face_recognition and examples

sudo pip3 install face_recognition

You're done!

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polyphonic13 commented Apr 30, 2022

@DillonMcCardell did you ever get past the 'Thread' object has no attribute 'isAlive' error? I am stuck there as well.

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mrpjevans commented May 4, 2022

@polyphonic13 Try step 4 but omit

-b 'v19.6'

From the git clone command.

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polyphonic13 commented May 4, 2022

@DillonMcCardell thanks for the response. I ended up using a different solution and got it working. Go to know you fixed yours though!

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