Bug#748349: cheese fails to save photos (tries to write to root directory)

Matías A. Bellone matiasbellone+debian at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 20:43:30 UTC 2014

Package: cheese
Version: 3.12.0-1
Followup-For: Bug #748349

After installing cheese, taking a picture results in:

* screen shows "There was an error playing video from the webcam"
* program is unusable after that
* no picture

If you run cheese through a terminal you get the following error after taking a

(cheese:19439): cheese-WARNING **: Error while writing to file
"/2014-06-06-173724.jpg".: gstmultifilesink.c(653): gst_multi_file_sink_render
(): /GstCameraBin:camerabin/GstMultiFileSink:imagebin-filesink:
Permission denied

I don't have xdg-user-dirs installed either.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.14-1-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages cheese depends on:
ii  cheese-common         3.12.0-1
ii  gnome-video-effects   0.4.1-1
ii  libc6                 2.18-7
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-0    0.30-2
ii  libcheese-gtk23       3.12.0-1
ii  libcheese7            3.12.0-1
ii  libclutter-1.0-0      1.18.2-1
ii  libclutter-gtk-1.0-0  1.5.2-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0    2.30.7-1
ii  libglib2.0-0          2.40.0-3
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-7  3.8.4-2
ii  libgstreamer1.0-0     1.2.4-1
ii  libgtk-3-0            3.12.2-1

Versions of packages cheese recommends:
ii  gnome-icon-theme    3.12.0-1
ii  gvfs                1.20.2-1
ii  hicolor-icon-theme  0.13-1
pn  nautilus-sendto     <none>
pn  yelp                <none>

Versions of packages cheese suggests:
pn  gnome-video-effects-frei0r  <none>

-- no debconf information

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