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-2.0.14, clutter-gtk-1.6.0, gnome-desktop-3.14.2, gnome-video-effects-0.4.1, gst-plugins-bad-1.4.5, gst-plugins-good-1.4.5, Itstool-2.0.2, libcanberra-0.30, and Systemd (for GUdev)



docbook-xml-4.5, docbook-xsl-1.78.1, and libxslt-1.1.28 (to build manual pages), GTK-Doc-1.21, and LCOV

User Notes:

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

Command Explanations

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


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 2014-11-01 18:58:41 +0100