Install Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ Toolkit for Linux Using APT Repository#


Note that the APT distribution:

  • offers both C/C++ and Python APIs

  • is dedicated to Linux users only

  • additionally includes code samples

Full requirement listing is available in:
To see if your processor includes the integrated graphics technology and supports iGPU inference, refer to:

Installing OpenVINO Runtime#

Step 1: Set Up the OpenVINO Toolkit APT Repository#

  1. Install the GPG key for the repository


      You can also use the following command:

    2. Add this key to the system keyring:

      sudo apt-key add GPG-PUB-KEY-INTEL-SW-PRODUCTS.PUB


      You might need to install GnuPG:

      sudo apt-get install gnupg
  2. Add the repository via the following command:

    echo "deb ubuntu24 main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intel-openvino-2024.list
    echo "deb ubuntu22 main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intel-openvino-2024.list
    echo "deb ubuntu20 main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intel-openvino-2024.list
    echo "deb ubuntu18 main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intel-openvino-2024.list
  3. Update the list of packages via the update command:

    sudo apt update
  4. Verify that the APT repository is properly set up. Run the apt-cache command to see a list of all available OpenVINO packages and components:

    apt-cache search openvino

Step 2: Install OpenVINO Runtime Using the APT Package Manager#

  1. Install OpenVINO Runtime

Run the following command:

sudo apt install openvino
  1. Get a list of OpenVINO packages available for installation:

    sudo apt-cache search openvino
  2. Install a specific version of an OpenVINO package:

    sudo apt install openvino-<VERSION>.<UPDATE>.<PATCH>

    For example:

    sudo apt install openvino-2024.2.0


You can use --no-install-recommends option to install only required packages. Keep in mind that the build tools must be installed separately if you want to compile the samples.

  1. Check for Installed Packages and Versions

Run the following command:

apt list --installed | grep openvino

Congratulations! You’ve just Installed OpenVINO! For some use cases you may still need to install additional components. Check the list of additional configurations to see if your case needs any of them.

With the APT distribution, you can build OpenVINO sample files, as explained in the guide for OpenVINO sample applications. For C++ and C, just run the script:


Python samples can run as following:

python3 /usr/share/openvino/samples/python/hello_query_device/

Uninstalling OpenVINO Runtime#

To uninstall OpenVINO Runtime via APT, run the following command based on your needs:

sudo apt autoremove openvino
sudo apt autoremove openvino-<VERSION>.<UPDATE>.<PATCH>

For example:

sudo apt autoremove openvino-2024.2.0

What’s Next?#

Now that you’ve installed OpenVINO Runtime, you’re ready to run your own machine learning applications! Learn more about how to integrate a model in OpenVINO applications by trying out the following tutorials:

You can also try the following: