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How to install opencv with serverless function [python]?

Adding a python dependency to a DigitalOcean function seems straight-forward: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-install-python-requirements-with-serverless-function

It appears to work when I install numpy and Pillow:
requirements.txt

numpy==1.24.1
Pillow==9.4.0

However, I’m having trouble when trying to add opencv:

opencv-python==4.7.0.68

When attempting to deploy from the CLI I get this error:

Error: While deploying action ‘test/crop’ (running remote build): The action exhausted its memory and was aborted.

Any tips?


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Bobby Iliev
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January 20, 2023

Hi there,

Your function seems to be running out of memory according to this part of the output that you’ve shared:

The action exhausted its memory and was aborted.

I’ve just answered a similar question on how to increase your function memory limit, I would recommend following the steps here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/problem-in-working-with-xml-parsing-by-python

Let me know if you have any questions!

Best,

Bobby