Introduction to Colord
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-7.9
This package is known to build properly using the gcc-6 compiler.
D-Bus-1.10.8, GLib-2.48.1, Little CMS-2.8, and
Required (for the tests)
libgudev-230, libgusb-0.2.9, Polkit-0.113, Systemd-231, and
DocBook-utils-0.6.14, gnome-desktop-3.20.2 and colord-gtk-0.1.26 (to build the example
tools), GTK-Doc-1.25, libxslt-1.1.29, SANE-1.0.25,
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/colord
Installation of Colord
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
sed -i "/seems to be moved/s/^/#/" ltmain.sh &&
./configure --prefix=/usr \
Now, as the
To test the results, issue: make -k
check. For unknown reasons, some tests may fail.
Note that the system-wide D-Bus
daemon must be running or the tests will fail.
sed -i ... ltmain.sh:
This sed command silences several useless and annoying warnings
generated by libtool.
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
Disables ArgllCMS sensor driver.
This switch disables Bash
Completion support for Colord apps.
switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.
--enable-gtk-doc: Use this switch if
GTK-Doc is installed and you wish
to build and install the API documentation.
--disable-gusb: Use this switch if you
don't have libgusb installed.
--disable-udev: Use this switch if you
don't have GUdev installed.
--disable-polkit: Use this switch if
you don't have Polkit installed.
cd-iccdump, cd-it8, and colormgr
libcolord.so, libcolordprivate.so, and
/usr/share/gtk-doc/html/colord, and /var/lib/colord
is a Color Manager Profile Creation Tool.
is a tool used to fix metadata in ICC profiles.
dumps the contents of an ICC profile as human readable
is a Color Manager Testing Tool.
is a text-mode program that allows you to interact with
colord on the command line.
contains the Colord API
Last updated on 2016-07-22 16:00:54 -0500