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 12.1 platform.

Package Information

Colord GTK Dependencies


colord-1.4.7 and GTK+-3.24.41



DocBook-utils-0.6.14 and GTK-Doc-1.33.2

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 setup --prefix=/usr       \
            --buildtype=release \
            -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-0.56.14 installed.

-Dgtk4=true: This switch enables building the GTK-4 bindings for colord. Set this option to 'false' if you do not have GTK-4.12.5 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.

-Dgtk2=true: This switch enables building the GTK+-2 bindings for colord. However since gtk2 is deprecated it is not recommended to build these bindings.


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-4 bindings