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-9.1 platform.

Package Information

Cheese Dependencies


clutter-gst-3.0.27, clutter-gtk-1.8.4, gnome-desktop-3.34.4, gst-plugins-bad-1.16.2, gst-plugins-good-1.16.2 (built with v4l-utils-1.18.0), libcanberra-0.30, and libgudev-233



GTK-Doc-1.32, libxslt-1.1.34, 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 problem generating the man page:

sed -i "s/&version;/3.34.0/" docs/reference/cheese{,-docs}.xml

Install Cheese by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr -Dgtk_doc=false .. &&

This package does not have a working testsuite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja 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 2020-02-25 20:18:07 -0800