Cheese is a program to create videos and photos from your webCam.
- It is included in most distros, and should already be installed if you are using the Gnome desktop.
- On an APT-based distro (Ubuntu, Debian, Dreamlinux...), you can just use the Synaptic tool to install it.
- If your distro doesn't include it in its repositories, consider installing it from source.
Installing from source
- Download it from http://projects.gnome.org/cheese/download
- Unpack it using
tar xvzf cheese*.tar.gz
This has been tested with Ubuntu 9.04 but should also work in any later version.
You will probably get a complaint about missing packages, e.g. libebook. In this case start synaptic:
And search for libebook. You need the development package, because you want to compile a program that links to it. So, it is not enough to install libebook, but you must also install libebook-dev.
This has been tested with SUSE 11.1 and cheese 2.24.3 but should also work on any later version.
- Install libebook (libebook is a child package of evolution)
yast -i evolution-data-server-devel
- build cheese