I used Camorama in Raspbian Stretch to take pictures with a webcam. But in Buster, apt does not list the camorama package.
Camorama uses an overlay (I think) to display, so using my virtual machine script would not help. All the other webcam capture programs I tried have excessive latency and use lots of CPU.

Is there any way to install camorama in Buster? Or am I out of luck?

  • you could build from source if it's not in the buster repo – abolotnov Sep 16 '19 at 15:56

Camorama is not available for Debian Buster yet. You can install it from a .deb package:

First of all, you need to obtain the package, for example from this website.

To download camorama_0.19-5+b1 you can try this:

1) Download the package using wget:

This for the arm64 package:

wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/c/camorama/camorama_0.19-5+b1_arm64.deb

or this for the armhf package:

wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/c/camorama/camorama_0.19-5+b1_armhf.deb

2) Install it using dpkg:


sudo dpkg -i camorama_0.19-5+b1_arm64.deb


sudo dpkg -i camorama_0.19-5+b1_armhf.deb
  • Had to install a bunch of dependencies first, but after that it worked. To be specific, gconf2 gnome-mime-data libart-2.0-2 libbonobo2-0 libbonobo2-common libbonoboui2-0 libbonoboui2-common libgail-common libgail18 libgnome-2-0 libgnome-keyring-common libgnome-keyring0 libgnome2-common libgnomecanvas2-0 libgnomecanvas2-common libgnomeui-0 libgnomeui-common libgnomevfs2-0 libgnomevfs2-common libgnomevfs2-extra liborbit-2-0 – Botspot Sep 16 '19 at 20:04

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