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-9.0 platform.

Package Information

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Cheese Dependencies


clutter-gst-3.0.27, clutter-gtk-1.8.4, gnome-desktop-3.32.2, gnome-video-effects-0.5.0, gst-plugins-bad-1.16.0, gst-plugins-good-1.16.0 (built with v4l-utils-1.16.6), itstool-2.0.6, libcanberra-0.30, and libgudev-233



GTK-Doc-1.32, 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

Install Cheese by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../cheese-3.32.1-gst_debug_disabled-1.patch &&

./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 2019-08-25 16:50:50 -0700