Introduction to Cheese

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

This package is known to build using an LFS 7.7 platform but has not been tested.

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 (built with v4l-utils-1.6.2), Itstool-2.0.2, libcanberra-0.30, librsvg-2.40.7, and udev-extras (from eudev) (for GUdev)



GTK-Doc-1.21 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:

./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 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 2015-03-04 14:39:39 -0800