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FS#37686 - [bluez-utils] Gatttool missing in bluez-utils

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tomasz Famulski (tomaszf) - Thursday, 07 November 2013, 23:05 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Saturday, 30 November 2013, 15:17 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Tom Gundersen (tomegun)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


Gatttool from Bluez project is not available neither in bluez nor bluez-utils packages. It's present only in old Bluez 4 package - bluez4 4.101-3.
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Saturday, 30 November 2013, 15:17 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  not needed with bluez5 stack by upstream decision.
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 15:38 GMT
Please check

See: 2011-04-01 Remove deprecated attrib plugin

The code is still there and the gatttool is built but I couldn't find a simple way to use make install to ship it.
Maybe you can look for a simple way expect from manually cp'ing the file.

Can you also tell us why gatttool should be included if upstream dropped it?

(and wtf is bootstrap-configure)
Comment by Tomasz Famulski (tomaszf) - Monday, 25 November 2013, 21:54 GMT
Thx very much for response.

Managed to build it and cp the file. Gattool is generally usuful in Bluetooth 4.0 LE development which is gaining traction now. I came to Arch from Ubuntu where it was provided with package (yeah, now I know why - they still have old Bluez) so I found it missing.