openslide-python ubuntu 12.04

Benjamin Gilbert bgilbert at
Thu Jan 23 00:43:30 EST 2014

On 01/23/2014 12:22 AM, Daniel Matthews wrote:
> openslide.lowlevel.OpenSlideError: OpenSlide >= 3.3.0

Hi Daniel,

That should have been "OpenSlide >= 3.3.0 required".  Ubuntu 12.04 ships 
OpenSlide 3.2.5, so you'll need to install OpenSlide from source.

> I also tried compiling the latest source code with:
> ./configure
> make
> make install

Things to check:

- make install (as root) should have installed* into 
/usr/local/lib.  Did it?

- Run "sudo ldconfig", then try again.

- Run "LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib python", then try "import 
openslide".  If this works, your library search path is taking the 
packaged OpenSlide before the one in /usr/local.  Uninstall the 
libopenslide0 package and try again.

--Benjamin Gilbert

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