[Openicc] Profile installation and association for Linux/Unix/X11

Jon A. Cruz jon at joncruz.org
Sun Apr 20 16:54:03 PDT 2008

On Apr 20, 2008, at 4:34 PM, Hal V. Engel wrote:

> Of course this is not how things are done in *nix systems.  This  
> type of
> configuration file should live in /etc and/or ~/.color/icc (? is  
> this correct
> for a user config file?) like all other configuration files.

I believe that ~/.color/icc is deprecated. The XDG Base Directory  
Specification is what GLib/GTK+ uses (and others too, IIRC).

The latest spec is at http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/ 

If the XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not set, then things should default to be  
under ~/.config/...

*However* I would warn about using user config for this. A given user  
might easily be logged into one home dir from different X11 sessions/ 
configurations. (I do this sometimes myself).

/etc/X11/... *might* be appropriate. The settings are on a per-X11  
session basis after all.

/etc/xdg is a fallback for the system config dirs according to that  
spec. However, individual distros are free to have it set to  
something else.
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