[Pkg-bluetooth-maintainers] Bug#385019: bluez-utils: dbaddr for EEPROMless devices

Alexander Clouter alex-debian at digriz.org.uk
Mon Aug 28 14:57:36 UTC 2006

Package: bluez-utils
Version: 3.1-4
Severity: wishlist

Whilst trying to configure a BNEP network I found my friends USB dongle had a wierd hardware address of 
11:11:11:11:11:11.  Reading around it turns out this is what happens when the device has no onboard EEPROM 
and you need to change the address with the 'bdaddr' util found in the 'test' directory in the bluez-utils 
package.  Unfortunately the Debian package does not ship this binary.

The Makefile in the 'test' directory does not work too well once made but if you could compile the dbaddr 
tool with:

$ cc -g bdaddr.c -Wall -O2 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -o bdaddr -I ../common/ -lbluetooth -L ../common/ -lhelper

And then ship it in a newer release that would be great.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages bluez-utils depends on:
ii  dbus                         0.62-4      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libbluetooth2                3.1-1       Library to use the BlueZ Linux Blu
ii  libc6                        2.3.6.ds1-4 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdbus-1-2                  0.62-4      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2             0.62-4      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libglib2.0-0                 2.10.3-3    The GLib library of C routines
ii  libusb-0.1-4                 2:0.1.12-2  userspace USB programming library
ii  lsb-base                     3.1-15      Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  makedev                      2.3.1-82    creates device files in /dev
ii  module-init-tools            3.2.2-3     tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii  modutils             Linux module utilities
ii  sysvinit                     2.86.ds1-15 System-V-like init utilities
ii  udev                         0.097-2     /dev/ and hotplug management daemo

bluez-utils recommends no packages.

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