Bug#382771: [Pkg-bluetooth-maintainers] Bug#382771: bluez-utils: please define possible d-bus pin helpers

Filippo Giunchedi filippo at debian.org
Sun Aug 20 11:40:51 UTC 2006

severity 382771 normal

On Sun, Aug 13, 2006 at 11:18:11AM +0200, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> Package: bluez-utils
> Version: 3.1-3.1
> Severity: important
> Hi,
> You say in the changelog that bluez-pin is no longer needed. This is clearly 
> wrong if you wanted interactive pin entry:
> - bluez-pin already used d-bus, maybe only needs an update
> - kdebluetooth' pin app doesn't work anymore

see previous discussions about not providing an interactive pin helper by
default in bluez-utils. The idea is to have bluetooth not requiring any
interactive help and bluetooth-desktop (being it a task or metapackage) with all
the goodies.

> Is there any working replacement for an X desktop? Or did you just introduce a 
> bluetooth version that is unusable for X users? (Hint: Yes, you did.)

right now there isn't a replacement, you are free to provide a patch though.
note also that bluez-pin is removed from testing.

> So I define the goal of this bug, either:
> - provide a workable interactive pin entry program for X, or
> - clearly tell by Recommends which package can handle that
> And no, passkey-agent is no acceptable solution for X users, at least 
> according to manpage (and it's also missing, see other bug report).

indeed, it isn't mean as such.

Filippo Giunchedi - http://esaurito.net
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