I've received a lot of e-mails asking about my modified Ubuntu packages and how to use the new Python API. The old packages I made didn't contain the new Python API. I had some problems getting this to work, but I finally managed to do this.
I've made new packages, based upon the latest Debian OpenCV packages. I've modified them to include the new python API, and the OpenCV cmake configure script is included now also.
Run the following command to enable my repository:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gijzelaar/opencv2After this you can install the updated OpenCV packages. Karmic and Lucid compatible! Get it while it is hot. More info can be found at the PPA page.