First you need to be able to compile (build) and application from source. You need the compiler and tools to do that. Open up a terminal window and type in:sudo apt-get install build-essential gdk-pixbuf2.0-dev libghc-gstreamer-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-dev libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-dev libcairo-dev libghc-pango-dev libclutter-1.0-dev libclutter-gst-dev libclutter-gst-2.0-dev libclutter-gtk-1.0-dev libcheese-dev libcheese-gtk-dev libgnome-desktop-3-dev libgee-devlibrsvg2-dev gnome-video-effects-dev itstool
The first package listed there, build-essential, is your compiler and tools. All the bull listed after it is libraries needed to by cheese specifically to compile.
Now you need the cheese source files for version 3.6.2. Download http://download.gnome.org/sources/chees ... 6.2.tar.xz
or go to http://projects.gnome.org/cheese/download
to get whatever version you want.
Open the file you download in archive manager and extract it. You can plop it right there in the Downloads folder if you want, that's what I did. It will extract a folder named cheese-3.6.2. We'll need to move to that folder in our terminal window. Since terminal open up to your home folder we can do the command cd Downloads/cheese-3.6.2
to get to it.
Lets see if we will be able to compile it. Do the command sudo ./configure
, if the last thing it outputs is about it creating a bunch of file then we're good to go. Now compile cheese by doing sudo make
, when that's finished to sudo make install
. It should now be installed and available from your applications menu. If it runs then you're one lucky guy/gal. If not then go break some dishes.
In the future if you want to compile a newer version of cheese you probably only will need to download the archive, extract it, then run the sudo ./configure, sudo make, and sudo make install commands as you already have you build tools and libraries. Though they may decide to include a new library and you'll have to sudo apt-get install the dev package for it.