Colord is a system activated daemon that maps devices to color profiles. It is used by GNOME Color Manager for system integration and use when there are no users logged in.
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.
Download MD5 sum: 9bd8a1f117742c31d195a09092ca3066
Download size: 1.1 MB
Estimated disk space required: 30 MB (additional 3 MB to rebuild and install the API documentation, and 3 MB for the tests)
Estimated build time: 0.4 SBU
There should be a dedicated user and group to take control of the
colord daemon after
it is started. Issue the following commands as the
groupadd -g 71 colord && useradd -c "Color Daemon Owner" -d /var/lib/colord -u 71 \ -g colord -s /bin/false colord
Install Colord by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr \ --sysconfdir=/etc \ --localstatedir=/var \ --with-daemon-user=colord \ --enable-vala \ --disable-bash-completion \ --disable-systemd-login \ --disable-static && make
Now, as the
To test the results, issue: make -k check. For unknown reasons, one test (cd-self-test) fails. Note that system-wide D-Bus daemon must be running or the tests will fail.
This switch is used so the colord daemon will run as an
unprivileged user instead of
--enable-vala: This switch
enables building of the Vala bindings. Remove if you don't have
This switch disables Bash
Completion support for Colord apps.
This switch prevents configure to look for
Systemd libraries since
Systemd is not part of LFS or
switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.
--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if
GTK-Doc is installed and you wish
to rebuild and install the API documentation.
--disable-gusb: Use this switch if you
don't have libgusb installed.
--disable-gudev: Use this switch if you
don't have GUdev installed.
--disable-polkit: Use this switch if
you don't have Polkit installed.
option creates a
colord directory in
/usr/lib instead of putting the
program's private programs into
/usr/libexec in accordance with the old version
of the FHS used before LFS-7.5.
Last updated on 2014-03-03 19:06:31 -0800