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-8.4 platform.

Package Information

Epiphany Dependencies


Gcr-3.28.1, gnome-desktop-3.32.2, ISO Codes-4.2, JSON-GLib-1.4.4, libnotify-0.7.8, and WebKitGTK+-2.24.1


Runtime Dependencies

gnome-keyring-3.28.2 (for storing passwords) and Seahorse-3.32.2 (for managing stored passwords)

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

Installation of Epiphany

Install Epiphany by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&

Now, as the root user:

ninja install


If you installed the package to your system using a “DESTDIR” method, /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/gschemas.compiled was not updated/created. Create (or update) the file using the following command as the root user:

glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas

This package does not have a working test suite.


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 2019-06-15 14:01:13 -0500