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-8.4 platform.

Package Information

Cheese Dependencies


clutter-gst-3.0.27, clutter-gtk-1.8.4, gnome-desktop-, gnome-video-effects-0.4.3, gst-plugins-bad-1.14.4, gst-plugins-good-1.14.4 (built with v4l-utils-1.16.3), itstool-2.0.5, libcanberra-0.30, and libgudev-232



GTK-Doc-1.29, libxslt-1.1.33, appstream-glib, LCOV , 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 Adapters  --->         [CONFIG_MEDIA_USB_SUPPORT]
              Select device(s) as needed

Installation of Cheese

First, fix a deprecation warning that can fill up logs quickly:

sed -i '7d' data/cheese.css

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

Short Descriptions


is a webcam tool with graphical effects.

contains the Cheese API functions.

contains the Cheese GTK+ widgets.

Last updated on 2019-02-20 23:16:01 -0800