Recently I'm installing OpenVino from scratch following this documentation : Install Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit for Linux* . Now after several steps, I realized that the output path specified in the documentation is different with the actual path in my machine after installation. For example :

  • Documentation :

  • Mine :


Eventhough it's in different path, the file is there and I can link it properly (for now). I'm afraid in the future this path inconsistency will cause trouble in my program, for example I'm missing about 4 directories here compared to the documentation (FP32, Classification, Squeezenet and Caffe) that I don't know if they're gonna be necessary in the future or not.

Also, for environment variable I need to either run this script everytime I execute my program, or specify it in .bashrc.

  • Documentation :

    source /opt/intel/openvino/bin/setupvars.sh

Now, of course I can't specify that path in my .bashrc since I don't even have that path in my machine, so I put the path that I have in in my machine in .bashrc :

  • Mine

    source /opt/intel/openvino_2019.3.376/bin/setupvars.sh

But it doesn't work. My environment is error. Even if I put the path from the documentation in .bashrc, my environment is still error. However, if I just run the script (from the documentation) right before I execute the program, it worked, eventhough I don't even have that path. How is that possible ?

I want to understand and fix this. When something like this happen, does that mean my installation is corrupt ? Do I need to reinstall ? How did this happen ?

  • It is likely that the path is called in more than one place. I would recommend instead of changing the code that supplements the download, rename the folder you downloaded to not have the _2019.3.376 section. – David Dec 24 '19 at 18:56
  • You can add a link to match the documentation, which allows installation of a newer release into it's own directory, which you can use for testing, until you switch the link to the new one. – ubfan1 Dec 24 '19 at 19:06

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