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-7.9 platform.

Package Information

Epiphany Dependencies


Avahi-0.6.31, Gcr-3.18.0, gnome-desktop-3.18.2, libnotify-0.7.6, libwnck-3.14.1, and WebKitGTK+-2.10.7




Runtime Dependencies

gnome-keyring-3.18.3 (for storing passwords) and Seahorse-3.18.0 (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 bus address is necessary to execute the test suite. Some sub-tests need a GNOME session, otherwise, they fails. Other tests print error messages, which are ignored and they are tagged "OK". To test the results, removing the failing ones, issue:

sed -e '/embed\/ephy-download\/start/{N;N;d}' \
    -i tests/ephy-download-test.c    &&
sed -e '/embed\/ephy-embed-shell\/launch_handler/{N;N;d}' \
    -i tests/ephy-embed-shell-test.c &&

make 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 2016-02-23 15:21:23 -0800