Introduction to EOG

EOG is an application used for viewing and cataloging image files on the GNOME Desktop. It also has basic editing capabilities.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

EOG Dependencies


adwaita-icon-theme-45.0, Exempi-2.6.5, gnome-desktop-44.0, libhandy-1.8.3, libjpeg-turbo-3.0.1, libpeas-1.36.0, and shared-mime-info-2.4



GTK-Doc-1.33.2 and libportal-0.7.1

Installation of EOG

Install EOG by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr       \
            --buildtype=release \
            -Dlibportal=false   \
            ..                  &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Still as the root user, rebuild the cache database of MIME types handled by desktop files so Nautilus-45.2.1 will be able to open image files with EOG.


Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

-Dlibportal=false: This parameter disables building EOG with support for flatpak portals. Remove this parameter if you have libportal-0.7.1 installed and wish to have support for flatpak portals.

-Dgtk_doc=true: Use this option if GTK-Doc-1.33.2 is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Program: eog
Installed Library: libeog.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/eog-3.0, /usr/lib/eog, /usr/share/eog, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/eog (optional), and /usr/share/help/*/eog

Short Descriptions


is a fast and functional image viewer as well as an image cataloging program. It has basic editing capabilities