Bug#382269: [Pkg-bluetooth-maintainers] Bug#382269: Any progress?
filippo at esaurito.net
Sun Nov 12 23:47:29 CET 2006
On Sun, Nov 12, 2006 at 09:46:43PM +0000, Nic James Ferrier wrote:
> Filippo Giunchedi <filippo at esaurito.net> writes:
> > bluez-utils 3.7-1 has just migrated to testing today, so it should hit your
> > nearest mirror tomorrow, please upgrade to 3.7-1 and don't forget to read
> > /usr/share/doc/bluez-utils/README.Debian for instructions, the
> > /etc/bluetooth/passkeys thing is gone.
> I don't agree that this problem has been fixed at all.
> You have simply removed the ability of non-GNOME clients (maybe
> there's a KDE dbus client as well) to enter a passkey.
> I don't use GNOME. I don't use KDE.
did you tested bluez-passkey-gnome (or bluez-gnome when it hits the archive)
with other DEs and/or WMs? please provide examples of non-functionality
> It's not as if I can even quickly write my own passkey handler in
> Python or something since dbus seems to be in transition right now and
> lots and lots will break on my machine (including my power
> management; powersaved is incompatible with the python version of
please provide specific examples, I see dbus 0.94-1 in testing and -2 in
unstable, is it going a transition? how does it breaks packages?
> Neither can I find the format of the pincodes file because it is not
> created until a pin is actually entered. Nor could I find it from a
> cursory glance at the code.
I agree that the pincodes format is not documented in README.Debian, and that of
course needs to be fixed.
FWIW the format is generic for all the bluez storage and it is "key value" so in
pincodes it should be "<remoteaddress> <pincode>" (beware of leading and
trailing spaces if you are hand-editing the file, though.
> I do not believe that a console based method of entering a pin should
> have been removed from Debian.
it has not been removed, it just needs to be a little documented. (patches are
welcome as always)
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