A Note About The Epiphany Extensions on Fedora

This is just a quick note for Fedora users who use Epiphany as their main web browser. As you have probably noticed, there is an epiphany-extensions package in Fedora-Extras. These extensions add some more functionality to Epiphany. If I recall correctly, this package does not contain all of the extensions that are available for this browser and, for sure, it does not contain the sample extensions, which can help you write a small extension to satisfy your needs.

So, a custom compilation of the extensions is needed. Just keep in mind that in order to also compile the sample plugins you ‘ll need to add the following option when configuring:


The --with-extensions option can take a comma separated list of the extentions that will be built, or the value “all“, which is supposed to build all the available extentions except for the samples, or it can be “really_all” which builds everything. Finally, this option can be completely omitted, which leads to the compilation of the default extentions.

Some of the extensions that do not exist in the default RPM package and I definitely wish they were there, are a feed subscription extension, an almost efficient ad-blocker and of course a Python Console. I do not really know why they are missing, perhaps due to some bugs, but I use them for a long time now and they seem to work fine.

PS: And, by the way, non Epiphany users, just give this browser a shot.

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George Notaras is the editor of the G-Loaded Journal, a technical blog about Free and Open-Source Software. George, among other things, is an enthusiast self-taught GNU/Linux system administrator. He has created this web site to share the IT knowledge and experience he has gained over the years with other people. George primarily uses CentOS and Fedora. He has also developed some open-source software projects in his spare time.