Description of problem:
Cannot install a customized rgb.txt file because the /usr/share/X11/rgb.txt
file is ignored by the X server.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server running Xorg 7.1.1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit the rgb.txt file, changing the "Blue" and "blue" entries to "255 0 0".
2. Start the X server.
3. Create an xterm with the following command: "xterm -fg blue".
The xterm window appears with blue foreground text.
The xterm window should appear with red foreground text, since the rgb.txt was
edited to associate the name "blue" with a red color "255 0 0".
No other copies of rgb.txt reside in the system. Also, there were no errors in
the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file. RgbPath is set to "/usr/share/X11/rgb" in the
rgb.txt is deprecated, sorry. The default upstream is to build without support for it.
Your distribution may choose to do otherwise, of course, but that's not for X.org to enforce.
Is it color-from-name that is being deprecated by X.org or just the use of better color dictionaries (http://swiss.csail.mit.edu/~jaffer/Color/Dictionaries)?
I find no mention of rgb.txt in www.x.org/wiki/. Is it discussed by X.org somewhere?