The source files can be downloaded from here. I want to use the last stable version.

  1. How to install Cheese from source?
  2. Or Is there any .deb file of version 3.8.3 available somewhere?

Download the latest version for Raring from here


  • Go to Downloads or directory where you downloaded .deb file

    cd ~/Downloads
  • Install by executing:

    sudo dpkg -i cheese_3.8.2-0ubuntu1~raring1_i386.deb

Be sure that you have installed the dependent packages of Cheese. If you run:

    $ sudo dpkg -i cheese_3.8.2-0ubuntu1~raring1_i386.deb

It will give errory message some what like:

Selecting previously unselected package cheese.
(Reading database ... 227378 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking cheese (from cheese_3.8.2-0ubuntu1~raring1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of cheese:
 cheese depends on libcheese-gtk23 (>= 3.4.0); however:
  Package libcheese-gtk23 is not installed.
 cheese depends on libcheese7 (>= 3.5.1); however:
  Package libcheese7 is not installed.
 cheese depends on libclutter-1.0-0 (>= 1.13.0); however:
  Version of libclutter-1.0-0 on system is 1.10.6-1~precise1.
 cheese depends on libclutter-gtk-1.0-0 (>= 1.4.0); however:
  Version of libclutter-gtk-1.0-0 on system is 1.2.0-0ubuntu1.
 cheese depends on libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.35.9); however:
  Version of libglib2.0-0 on system is 2.32.3-0ubuntu1.
 cheese depends on libgnome-desktop-3-7 (>= 3.2.0); however:
  Package libgnome-desktop-3-7 is not installed.
 cheese depends on libgstreamer1.0-0 (>= 1.0.0); however:
  Package libgstreamer1.0-0 is not installed.
 cheese depends on libgtk-3-0 (>= 3.6); however:
  Version of libgtk-3-0 on system is 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.5.
 cheese depends on cheese-common (>= 3.4); however:
  Package cheese-common is not installed.
 cheese depends on gnome-video-effects; however:
  Package gnome-video-effects is not installed.
dpkg: error processing cheese (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Errors were encountered while processing:

And thus installs a broken package. So fix this broken package by executing:

    $ sudo apt-get -f install
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get upgrade

apt-get upgrade is necessary because it insures that you have latest library files.

Then how to install with dependent packages (here you are:)

  • Latest version of Cheese requires following packages:

cheese-common gir1.2-cheese-3.0 libcheese-dev libcheese-doc libcheese-gtk-dev libcheese-gtk23 and libcheese7

  • Download it from here one by one and put in the same directory where cheese_3.8.2-0ubuntu1~raring1_i386.deb is saved.

  • Then go to directory cheese and execute this command (I am assuming that you placed all .deb file in a directory cheese somewhere in your system.):

    $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Reply for further assistance.. Hope it will work now.

  • be sure that you have all dependent packages installed. You can use Synaptic Package Manager to install dependent packages. – Saurav Kumar Aug 29 '13 at 16:35
  • I did so and Cheese became a broken package – Archisman Panigrahi Aug 30 '13 at 8:55
  • That is why I suggested to install the dependent packages first.. Select the missing packages from down to up while installing cheese. Search for those packages in Synaptic Package Manager one by one and try to install it. You can also use terminal to install it: sudo apt-get -f install <package1> <package2> <..> Hope it works for you.. – Saurav Kumar Aug 30 '13 at 9:01
  • How would I know what are the dependencies? The control file? – Archisman Panigrahi Aug 30 '13 at 9:07
  • Ok.. Wait I'm editing my answer and replying it as a full answer.. I hope you would be able to understand. I appreciate your patience. Thanks.. – Saurav Kumar Aug 30 '13 at 9:09

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