Introduction to ePDFView

ePDFView is a free standalone lightweight PDF document viewer using Poppler and GTK+ libraries. It is a good replacement for Evince as it does not rely upon GNOME libraries.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

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ePDFView Dependencies


Poppler-0.24.5 and GTK+-2.24.22



User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/epdfview

Installation of ePDFView

Install ePDFView by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../epdfview-0.1.8-fixes-1.patch &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

patch -Np1 -i ../epdfview-0.1.8-fixes-1.patch The patch does three things: fixes compiling with glib-2.32 or greater, corrects red appearing as blue with recent versions of poppler, and allows the application to compile when Cups-1.7.1 has been installed.


Installed Program: epdfview
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/epdfview

Short Descriptions


is a Gtk+-2 program for viewing PDF documents.

Last updated on 2014-02-18 18:44:29 -0800