RFC - Downgrade BlueZ to v4.101 in Fedora 20

David Sommerseth davids at redhat.com
Fri Jan 24 17:45:33 UTC 2014

On 24/01/14 18:30, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-01-24 at 12:21 +0100, David Sommerseth wrote:
>> On 23/01/14 21:19, Dan Williams wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2014-01-23 at 14:17 -0600, Dan Williams wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 2014-01-23 at 20:04 +0100, David Sommerseth wrote:
>>>>> On 23/01/14 19:58, Frank Murphy wrote:
>>>>>> On Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:53:19 +0100
>> [...snip...]
>>>>> Might even be a worse conflict for other users, depending on installed
>>>>> packages.  I believe there's no way around re-compiling NetworkManager,
>>>>> pulseaudio and other GNOME and KDE packages depending on bluez.
>>>> NM only uses bluez via the D-Bus interface, so if you force install
>>>> bluez4, NM will still work and should even handle the change at runtime.
>>>> And then you'll get DUN back too :)
>>> Clarification: I actually don't mean runtime.  NM must be restarted to
>>> notice the change from bluez4 <-> bluez5, but it does not need to be
>>> recompiled.
>> The DBus interface with bluez5 have changed too.
>> <http://www.bluez.org/bluez-5-api-introduction-and-porting-guide/>
>> Does NM support both bluez NM APIs?
> Correct. It determines which one to use when it starts up, based on what
> version of bluez is running at that time.


> However, because of a significant change in how DUN works with Bluez5,
> NetworkManager does not (yet!) support DUN when Bluez5 is running.  We
> are working on that.

Thanks a lot!  It makes more sense after having poked at this today.
I've been doing some local mockbuilds today, and noticed I could enable
bluez4 in the NM spec file (it was set to --enable-bluez4=no, afaics),
and I seems to produce some nm-bluez4 files.  Now I just need to get the
proper version built, I built the fedpkg NM master by mistake.

kind regards,

David Sommerseth

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