Introduction to Epiphany

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

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.1 platform.

Package Information

Epiphany Dependencies


Gcr-3.20.0, gnome-desktop-3.24.2, ISO Codes-3.75, JSON-GLib-1.2.8, libnotify-0.7.7, libwnck-3.24.1, and WebKitGTK+-2.16.6



lsb_release-1.4 and libhttpseverywhere

Runtime Dependencies

gnome-keyring-3.20.1 (for storing passwords) and Seahorse-3.20.0 (for managing stored passwords)

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

Installation of Epiphany

Install Epiphany by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

Now, as the root user:

make install

An already active graphical session with a bus address is necessary to execute the test suite. Some tests may fail for unknown reasons. To test the results, run:

make -k check


Installed Program: epiphany and ephy-profile-migrator
Installed Libraries: libephywebextension.so
Installed Directories: /usr/{lib,share,share/help/*}/epiphany

Short Descriptions


is a GNOME web browser based on the WebKit2 rendering engine.

Last updated on 2017-08-30 18:21:03 -0700