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I am working on making License Plate Module for the below project and I am getting FileNotFoundError: [WinError 2] The system cannot find the file specified when running the project. It works fine using an interactive window

Project Link:
GitHub - codeproject/CodeProject.AI-Server: CodeProject SenseAI is a self contained service that software developers can include in, and distribute with, their applications in order to augment their apps with the power of AI.[^]

License Plate Module Link:
CodeProject.AI-Server/src/modules/ALPR at main · MikeLud/CodeProject.AI-Server · GitHub[^]

Works fine using an interactive window image[^]

2022-10-29 15:32:56: Started License Plate Reader backend
2022-10-29 15:32:57: Traceback (most recent call last):
2022-10-29 15:32:57:   File "E:\Repos\CodeProject.AI-Server-1\src\modules\ALPR\", line 15, in <module>
2022-10-29 15:32:57:     from ALPR import detect_platenumber
2022-10-29 15:32:57:   File "E:\Repos\CodeProject.AI-Server-1\src\modules\ALPR\", line 14, in <module>
2022-10-29 15:32:57:     from paddleocr import PaddleOCR
2022-10-29 15:32:57:   File "E:\Repos\CodeProject.AI-Server-1\src\AnalysisLayer\bin\windows\python37\venv\lib\site-packages\paddleocr\", line 14, in <module>
2022-10-29 15:32:57:     from .paddleocr import *
2022-10-29 15:32:57:   File "E:\Repos\CodeProject.AI-Server-1\src\AnalysisLayer\bin\windows\python37\venv\lib\site-packages\paddleocr\", line 21, in <module>
2022-10-29 15:32:57:     import paddle
2022-10-29 15:32:57:   File "E:\Repos\CodeProject.AI-Server-1\src\AnalysisLayer\bin\windows\python37\venv\lib\site-packages\paddle\", line 71, in <module>
2022-10-29 15:32:57:     import paddle.dataset  # noqa: F401
2022-10-29 15:32:57:   File "E:\Repos\CodeProject.AI-Server-1\src\AnalysisLayer\bin\windows\python37\venv\lib\site-packages\paddle\dataset\", line 27, in <module>
2022-10-29 15:32:57:     import  # noqa: F401
2022-10-29 15:32:57:   File "E:\Repos\CodeProject.AI-Server-1\src\AnalysisLayer\bin\windows\python37\venv\lib\site-packages\paddle\dataset\", line 39, in <module>
2022-10-29 15:32:57:     from paddle.dataset.image import load_image_bytes
2022-10-29 15:32:57:   File "E:\Repos\CodeProject.AI-Server-1\src\AnalysisLayer\bin\windows\python37\venv\lib\site-packages\paddle\dataset\", line 51, in <module>
2022-10-29 15:32:57:     stderr=subprocess.PIPE)
2022-10-29 15:32:57:   File "E:\Repos\CodeProject.AI-Server-1\src\AnalysisLayer\bin\windows\python37\lib\", line 800, in __init__
2022-10-29 15:32:57:     restore_signals, start_new_session)
2022-10-29 15:32:57:   File "E:\Repos\CodeProject.AI-Server-1\src\AnalysisLayer\bin\windows\python37\lib\", line 1207, in _execute_child
2022-10-29 15:32:57:     startupinfo)
2022-10-29 15:32:57: FileNotFoundError: [WinError 2] The system cannot find the file specified
2022-10-29 15:32:57: has exited

What I have tried:

OCR='Paddle' # 'YOLO' or 'Paddle'

import io
from PIL import Image

from codeprojectai import CodeProjectAIRunner
from common import JSON
from analysislogging import LogMethod

from options import Options
opts = Options()

if OCR == 'Paddle':
    from paddleocr import PaddleOCR
    ocr = PaddleOCR(lang='en', rec_algorithm='CRNN', \
                    cls_model_dir='paddleocr/ch_ppocr_mobile_v2.0_cls_infer', \
                    det_model_dir='paddleocr/en_PP-OCRv3_det_infer', \

        # Convert to format suitable for a POST
        with io.BytesIO() as plate_buffer :
  , format='PNG')

            ocr_response = ocr.ocr(('image.png', plate_buffer, 'image/png'), cls=True)
Richard MacCutchan 30-Oct-22 4:27am    
Assuming that the error is caused by the last line above, I suspect that the file "image.png" was not saved to the current directory.
Mike Lud 30-Oct-22 12:56pm    
Thanks for your response, there is additional code before the try: that I did not include. The error happens before reaching this part of the code
Richard MacCutchan 30-Oct-22 16:11pm    
Sorry, but you need to tell us exactly where the error happens.
Mike Lud 31-Oct-22 21:12pm    
Richard the error is happening when PaddleOCR is being imported. Works fine using an interactive window so I know the package is installed correctly.

Richard MacCutchan 1-Nov-22 4:14am    
Well the error message is clear: the system cannot find the file.

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