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-7.7-systemd platform.

Package Information

Cheese Dependencies


clutter-gst-3.0.18, clutter-gtk-1.8.0, gnome-desktop-3.18.2, gnome-video-effects-0.4.1, gst-plugins-bad-1.8.1, gst-plugins-good-1.8.1 (built with v4l-utils-1.10.0 support), Itstool-2.0.2, libcanberra-0.30, and libgudev-230



docbook-xml-4.5, docbook-xsl-1.79.1, and libxslt-1.1.29 (to build manual pages), GTK-Doc-1.25, and LCOV

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:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not have a working testsuite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: cheese
Installed Libraries: 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 2016-03-04 00:24:48 -0600