Building Cheese 3.3.91 – Ubuntu 11.10

Before all else, I want warning you… if you are a user that want to play with Cheese and you notice you do not have Cheese installed in your laptop… a friend of you or someone who has knowledge of what superuser or root is, can help you installing the 3.2 version for Ubuntu:

julita@yulys:~$ sudo apt-get install cheese

… Last week I built Cheese 3.3.91 in my laptop that uses Ubuntu 11.10. I did it with my friend Fabian Orccón, and David King (maintainer of Cheese, who was also helping us online).

Step 1.-  Clone the cheese code

julita@yulys:~$ git clone git://

* In the way, you can have some messages that indicate some packages are missing… in my case, it was missing gtk-doc

Step 2.-  Inside the cheese folder, run the command ./

julita@yulys:~$ cd cheese/
julita@yulys:~/cheese$ ./

* In the way, it is going to ask you to install Gobject-based, wrapper library for libgudev; in my case, we did

julita@yulys:~/cheese$ sudo apt-get install bgudev-1.0

and we trid again

julita@yulys:~/cheese$ ./ && ./configure && make

Step 3.- Install gstreamer plugins, clutter and mx

If you got this message:

We did solve this as superuser, the same you can do for the rest of the missing packages.

Step 4.- Install what is suggeted

You can get a messages during the installation, read and install all the packages you need:

Step 5.- Running cheese

Once you have Cheese built successfully, you can run the cheese binary inside the source directory, or install it (with make install) and run the installed version.

* If you installed to the default prefix (/usr/local) then you need permissions to write to that directory. This probably means that you should run make install as the superuser (root).

For developers, GNOME has this Cheese Reference Manual.

About Julita Inca

Ingeniero de Sistemas UNAC, Magíster en Ciencias de la Computación PUCP, Magíster en Computación de Alto Rendimiento de la Universidad de Edimburgo, OPW GNOME 2011, Miembro de la GNOME Foundation desde el 2012, Embajadora Fedora Perú desde el 2012, ganadora del scholarship of the Linux Foundation 2012, experiencia como Admin Linux en GMD y Especialista IT en IBM, con certificaciones RHCE, RHCSA, AIX 6.1, AIX 7 Administrator e ITILv3. Experiencia académica en universidades como PUCP, USIL y UNI. Leader of LinuXatUNI Community, HPC Software Specialist at UKAEA, and reviewer of the Technological Magazine of ESPOL-RTE, and volunteering Linux training for MINSA Peru... a simple mortal, just like you!
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2 Responses to Building Cheese 3.3.91 – Ubuntu 11.10

  1. Jesse van den Kieboom says:

    Something useful to know: sudo apt-get build-dep cheese

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