[Pkg-bluetooth-maintainers] Bug#488306: README.Debian.gz unusable. How to enter the PIN?

Francesco Paolo Lovergine frankie at debian.org
Tue Feb 2 09:55:08 UTC 2010

Package: bluez
Version: 4.60-1
Severity: normal


as already said in IRC, current documentation is largely suboptimal.
I finally managed to pair devices by blueman, but I would expect
to obtain pairing using hcitool and rfcomm. Command line workflow
is completely undocumented. Maybe upstream would expect people write their own
python snippets of code to obtain that? I have to use those crap applets
only seriously?
But for that, I also find the pairing quite weak, I can easily break
the connection permanently (i.e. until next reboot). Too bad. I will
try to report issues about that, but this a warn about the status
of the package. IMHO as it is currently, it is not at release quality. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages bluez depends on:
ii  dbus                         1.2.16-2    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libbluetooth3                4.60-1      Library to use the BlueZ Linux Blu
ii  libc6                        2.10.2-5    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libdbus-1-3                  1.2.16-2    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libglib2.0-0                 2.22.4-1    The GLib library of C routines
ii  libnl1                       1.1-5       library for dealing with netlink s
ii  libusb-0.1-4                 2:0.1.12-14 userspace USB programming library
ii  lsb-base                     3.2-23      Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  makedev                      2.3.1-89    creates device files in /dev
ii  module-init-tools            3.12~pre1-1 tools for managing Linux kernel mo
hi  udev                         150-2       /dev/ and hotplug management daemo

bluez recommends no packages.

Versions of packages bluez suggests:
ii  python-dbus                  0.83.0-1+b1 simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  python-gobject               2.20.0-1+b1 Python bindings for the GObject li

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