Introduction to ePDFView

ePDFView is a free standalone lightweight PDF document viewer using Poppler and GTK+ libraries. It is a good replacement for Evince as it does not rely upon GNOME libraries.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

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ePDFView Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.32 and Poppler-0.67.0

Recommended (mainly for Desktop Environments)



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

Installation of ePDFView

Install ePDFView by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../epdfview-0.1.8-fixes-2.patch &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

For Desktop Environment users, further (optional) instructions are necessary for properly displaying epdfview.desktop in the menu. As root user:

for size in 24 32 48; do
  ln -svf ../../../../epdfview/pixmaps/icon_epdfview-$size.png \
done &&
unset size &&

update-desktop-database &&
gtk-update-icon-cache -t -f --include-image-data /usr/share/icons/hicolor

Command Explanations

patch -Np1 -i ../epdfview-0.1.8-fixes-2.patch The patch does four things: fixes compiling with glib-2.32 or greater, corrects red appearing as blue with recent versions of poppler, allows the application to compile when Cups-2.2.8 has been installed, and fixes the display of embedded png images.


Installed Program: epdfview
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/epdfview

Short Descriptions


is a Gtk+-2 program for viewing PDF documents.

Last updated on 2018-08-26 12:11:33 -0700