How To Install apriltag on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install apriltag on Kali Linux. apriltag is AprilTags Visual Fiducial System

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install apriltag on Kali Linux.

What is apriltag

AprilTag is a visual fiducial system, useful for a wide variety of tasks including augmented reality, robotics, and camera calibration. Targets can be created from an ordinary printer, and the AprilTag detection software computes the precise 3D position, orientation, and identity of the tags relative to the camera. The AprilTag library is implemented in C with no external dependencies. It is designed to be easily included in other applications, as well as be portable to embedded devices. Real-time performance can be achieved even on cell-phone grade processors.

This package provides the commandline tools

There are three ways to install apriltag on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install apriltag Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install apriltag using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install apriltag

Install apriltag Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install apriltag using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install apriltag

Install apriltag Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install apriltag using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install apriltag

How To Uninstall apriltag on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the apriltag package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove apriltag

Uninstall apriltag And Its Dependencies

To uninstall apriltag and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove apriltag

Remove apriltag Configurations and Data

To remove apriltag configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge apriltag

Remove apriltag configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove apriltag configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge apriltag

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install apriltag using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.