Introduction to Epiphany

Epiphany is a simple yet powerful GNOME web browser targeted at non-technical users. Its principles are simplicity and standards compliance.

Package Information

Epiphany Dependencies


GNOME Desktop-2.10.1, and Mozilla-1.7.8 or Firefox-1.0.6 or Thunderbird-1.0.6


startup-notification-0.8, D-BUS and GTK-Doc-1.3

Installation of Epiphany

Install Epiphany by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome --localstatedir=/var/lib &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This switch puts ScrollKeeper files in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.

--with-mozilla=firefox or --with-mozilla=thunderbird: Use this option to use a system installed version of Firefox or Thunderbird instead of the default Mozilla.


Installed Program: epiphany
Installed Libraries: GNOME_Epiphany_Automation.server bonobo server
Installed Directories: /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/apps/epiphany, /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/schemas/apps/epiphany, $GNOME_PREFIX/include/epiphany-1.6, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/epiphany, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome/help/epiphany, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gtk-doc/html/epiphany, and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/omf/epiphany

Short Descriptions


is a GNOME web browser based on the Mozilla rendering engine.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600