[CentOS] Re: More current version of bluez

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Mon Jul 14 19:37:34 UTC 2008

Scott Silva wrote:
> on 7-14-2008 12:04 PM Robert Moskowitz spake the following:
>> Centos continues to fall behind in with the state of bluetooth 
>> development.
>> Nothing new from 5.1 to 5.2.
>> Has anyone got a more recent version working and have compile and rpm 
>> build instructions?
>> Here are the rpms that I have:
>> bluez-gnome-0.5-5.fc6.i386.rpm
>> bluez-hcidump-1.32-1.i386.rpm
>> bluez-libs-3.7-1.i386.rpm
>> bluez-utils-3.7-2.el5.centos.i386.rpm
>> bluez-utils-cups-3.7-2.el5.centos.i386.rpm
>> gnome-bluetooth-0.7.0-10.2.el5.i386.rpm
>> gnome-bluetooth-libs-0.7.0-10.2.el5.i386.rpm
> If you want latest and greatest, an enterprise linux probably will not 
> suit you. It would be like buying a Volvo because they are reliable, 
> then constantly adding aftermarket parts to the engine. 
There is probably a stable version from a year ago or so that would 
provide a lot more functionality.  The bluez-user list was discussing 
3.14 last year.

Of course to make this even more fun, if you do a man pand, there is 
text covering a /etc/bluetooth/pan/dev-up script.  No /etc/bluetooth/pan 
directory on any of my Centos builds.

So I have pand running, but then how do I bring the interface up?  Well 
I hope to do some things with pand tonight after the 802 sessions for 
the day.

Oh, and as far as stable and backleveled....   I work on IEEE 802 
standards.  It takes us YEARS these days to get a standard out.   And 
all we do is 'put ink on paper'.  Well time to focus in on the week's 
announcements.  Oh, such fun!

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