Introduction to Colord GTK

The Colord GTK package contains GTK+ bindings for Colord.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.2 platform.

Package Information

Colord GTK Dependencies


colord-1.4.6 and GTK+-3.24.34



DocBook-utils-0.6.14 and GTK-Doc-1.33.2

User Notes:

Installation of Colord GTK



If building the documentation ninja -j1 must be used.

Install Colord GTK by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr       \
      --buildtype=release \
      -Dgtk2=true         \
      -Dgtk4=true         \
      -Dvapi=true         \
      -Ddocs=false        \
      -Dman=false ..      &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test. The tests need to be run from an X session, and may require a color profile for your primary display.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

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

-Dvapi=true: This switch enables building of the Vala bindings. Remove this switch if you don't have Vala-0.56.2 installed.

-Dgtk2=true: This switch enables building the GTK+-2 bindings for colord.

-Dgtk4=true: This switch enables building the GTK-4 bindings for colord. Set this option to 'false' if you do not have GTK-4.6.7 installed.

-Ddocs=false: This switch disables building gtk-doc based documentation. Even if gtk-doc is installed, you will need the namespaced versions of the Docbook XSL stylesheets.

-Dman=false: This switch disables generating the manual pages for this package. Remove this switch if you have namespaced versions of the Docbook XSL stylesheets installed.


Installed Programs: cd-convert
Installed Libraries:,, and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/colord-1/colord-gtk and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/colord-gtk

Short Descriptions


is a Color Manager Testing Tool

contains the Colord GTK+ bindings

contains the Colord GTK+-2 bindings

contains the Colord GTK-4 bindings