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 12.1 platform.

Package Information

Epiphany Dependencies


Gcr-4.2.0, gnome-desktop-44.0, ISO Codes-4.16.0, JSON-GLib-1.8.0, libadwaita-1.4.3, libportal-0.7.1, Nettle-3.9.1, and WebKitGTK-2.42.5 (built with GTK-4)


Appstream-Glib and Granite

Runtime Dependencies

gnome-keyring-42.1 (for storing passwords) and Seahorse-43.0 (for managing stored passwords)

Editor Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/epiphany

Installation of Epiphany

Install Epiphany by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release .. &&

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

One test would fail if this package is not installed, so it's better to run the test suite after installation. To test the results, issue ninja test. The tests must be run from a graphical session.

Command Explanations

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


Installed Program: epiphany
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/{lib,libexec,share,share/help/*}/epiphany

Short Descriptions


is a GNOME web browser based on the WebKit2 rendering engine