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-7.8 platform.

Package Information

Additional Downloads

Cheese Dependencies


clutter-gst-3.0.10, clutter-gtk-1.6.2, gnome-desktop-3.16.2, gnome-video-effects-0.4.1, gst-plugins-bad-1.4.5, gst-plugins-good-1.4.5 (built with v4l-utils-1.6.3), Itstool-2.0.2, libcanberra-0.30, libgudev-230, and librsvg-2.40.10



GTK-Doc-1.24 and Nautilus SendTo

User Notes:

Kernel Configuration

Depending on your camera, enable the appropriate options and recompile the kernel if necessary:

Device Drivers  --->
  Multimedia support --->
    <*> Cameras/video grabbers support  [CONFIG_MEDIA_CAMERA_SUPPORT]
    <*> Media USB Adapter  --->         [CONFIG_MEDIA_USB_SUPPORT]
              Select device(s) as needed

Installation of Cheese

Install Cheese by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../cheese-3.16.1-clutter_gst_3.0-1.patch &&

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not have a working testsuite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

patch ...: Allow cheese to be built with clutter-gst-3.

--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/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 2015-09-29 12:19:24 -0500