How to install Cameras on Ubuntu 16.04

How to install Cameras on Ubuntu 16.04

Cameras is a open source software that is used to view the camera or the web camera connected to the target system. This tutorial will explain about the installation procedure of Cameras on Ubuntu 16.04.

 

Installation procedure

To start the installation procedure, first add the repo in the system that will be installed with Cameras. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
Applications from atareao
More info: https://launchpad.net/~atareao/+archive/ubuntu/atareao
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp2avd_8ls/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp2avd_8ls/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 36FD5529 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmp2avd_8ls/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 36FD5529: public key "Launchpad PPA for atareao" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:imported: 1(RSA: 1)
OK

The repo is added successfully to the target system. Now update the repo using the apt-get update command. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get update
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]
Hit:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Get:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/atareao/atareao/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]
Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/atareao/atareao/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [6,128 B]
Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/atareao/atareao/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [6,120 B]
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/atareao/atareao/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [3,212 B]
Get:8 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Fetched 339 kB in 3s (92.7 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

The system is updated with the repositories. Then install the cameras package and press y to continue with the installation process. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get install cameras -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
cameras
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 475 not upgraded.
Need to get 215 kB of archives.
After this operation, 849 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/atareao/atareao/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 cameras all 0.4.0-0extras16.04.0 [215 kB]
Fetched 215 kB in 5s (39.2 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package cameras.
(Reading database ... 176594 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../cameras_0.4.0-0extras16.04.0_all.deb ...
Unpacking cameras (0.4.0-0extras16.04.0) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Setting up cameras (0.4.0-0extras16.04.0) ...

The cameras software is installed successfully. For opening the cameras package, type the package name in the activities window and run the application. 

cameras

For removing the package, execute the following command to remove the cameras package and all of its repositories. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get remove cameras -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
cameras
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 475 not upgraded.
After this operation, 849 kB disk space will be freed.
(Reading database ... 176625 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing cameras (0.4.0-0extras16.04.0) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

Wasn't that an easy installation procedure? Cameras lets the user to handle the web cam attached to any device. 


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