Introduction to Cheese

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

This package is known to build using an LFS 7.5 platform but has not been tested.

Package Information

Cheese Dependencies


clutter-gst-2.0.10, clutter-gtk-1.4.4, gnome-desktop-3.10.2, gnome-video-effects-0.4.0, gst-plugins-bad-1.2.3, gst-plugins-good-1.2.3, libcanberra-0.30, librsvg-2.40.1, udev-extras (from systemd) (for GUdev), and yelp-xsl-3.10.1



GTK-Doc-1.19 and Nautilus SendTo

User Notes:

Installation of Cheese

Install Cheese by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

Now, as the root user:

make install

The tests must be run from a local X Terminal, after Cheese has been installed. To test the results, issue make check.

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/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 2014-02-22 07:06:53 -0800