Introduction to Cheese

Cheese is used to take photos and videos with fun graphical effects.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.

Package Information

Cheese Dependencies


clutter-gst-2.0.6, clutter-gtk-1.4.4, gnome-desktop-3.8.4, gnome-video-effects-0.4.0, gst-plugins-bad-1.0.10, gst-plugins-good-1.0.10, libcanberra-0.30, librsvg-2.37.0, udev-Installed LFS Version or udev-extras (from systemd) (for GUdev), and yelp-xsl-3.8.1



GTK-Doc-1.19 and Nautilus SendTo

User Notes:

Installation of Cheese

Install Cheese by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue make check. The tests must be run from a local xterm. They cannot be run over a ssh connection.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Program: cheese
Installed Library: and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/cheese, /usr/share/cheese, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/cheese, and /usr/share/help/*/cheese

Short Descriptions


is the webcam tool with graphical effects.

contains the Cheese API functions.

contains the Cheese GTK+ widgets.

Last updated on 2013-09-03 12:08:19 -0700