Bluez version is too old. Any plan to update it or doing it manually?

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Garret
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Bluez version is too old. Any plan to update it or doing it manually?

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For a domotic project I need the latest version of Bluez since the current version that comes with DietPi has many issues with BLE apparatus.

Is there any reason why Bluez is found in an old version? Maybe it's because DietPi takes the default packages from Raspbian?

In any case, do you plan to have a more updated version or know a safe way to update it myself? :)
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Joulinar
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Re: Bluez version is too old. Any plan to update it or doing it manually?

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Hi,

best to my knowledge bluetooth is installed from debian package and that's the version used. So from DietPi side nothing can be done as long as there is no other debian package available. I tested it on my RPi3

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root@DietPi3:~# dpkg -l bluez
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version      Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii  bluez          5.50-1+rpt1  armhf        Bluetooth tools and daemons
root@DietPi3:~#
https://packages.debian.org/en/buster/bluez

>> Package: bluez (5.50-1)
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
Garret
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Re: Bluez version is too old. Any plan to update it or doing it manually?

Post by Garret »

Thanks @Joulinar, so you installed only Bluez 5.50 from the buster repo and that seems to work fine?
I was wondering if I also need other more updated dependencies alongside to be installed too.
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Joulinar
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Re: Bluez version is too old. Any plan to update it or doing it manually?

Post by Joulinar »

well I simply activated bluetooth within dietpi-config and it installed all required packages.
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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