Install Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit for Linux* Using APT Repository

This guide provides installation steps for Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit for Linux* distributed through the APT repository.

IMPORTANT: By downloading and using this container and the included software, you agree to the terms and conditions of the software license agreements. Please, review the content inside the <openvino_install_root>/licensing folder for more details.

NOTE: Intel® Graphics Compute Runtime for OpenCL™ is not a part of OpenVINO™ APT distribution. You can install it from the Intel® Graphics Compute Runtime for OpenCL™ GitHub repo.

Set up the Repository

Install the GPG key for the repository

  1. Download the public key from and save it to a file.
  2. Add this key to the system keyring:
    sudo apt-key add <PATH_TO_DOWNLOADED_GPG_KEY>
  3. Check the list of APT keys running the following command:
    sudo apt-key list

Add the APT Repository

  1. Navigate to the repositories directory:
    cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d
  2. Create a new source list file:
    sudo vi intel-openvino-2020.list
  3. Add the following code:
    deb all main
  4. Save and close the file intel-openvino-2020.list.

Update the list of packages

Run the update command:

sudo apt update

There are full release Runtime and Developer packages, and also some available components.

Runtime Packages

Developer Packages

Get the list of available packages

Run the apt-cache command to see a list of all available OpenVINO packages and components:

apt-cache search openvino


Install the runtime or developer packages using the APT Package Manager

Intel® OpenVINO will be installed in: /opt/intel/openvino_<VERSION>.<UPDATE>.<BUILD_NUM>

A symlink will be created: /opt/intel/openvino

To Install a specific version

To get a list of OpenVINO packages available for installation:

sudo apt-get search intel-openvino-runtime-ubuntu18

To install a specific version of an OpenVINO package:

sudo apt install intel-openvino-<PACKAGE_TYPE>-ubuntu<OS_VERSION>-<VERSION>.<UPDATE>.<BUILD_NUM>


To uninstall a specific full runtime package:

sudo apt autoremove intel-openvino-<PACKAGE_TYPE>-ubuntu<OS_VERSION>-<VERSION>.<UPDATE>.<BUILD_NUM>

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