Package Details: blueproximity 1.2.5-8

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Package Base: blueproximity
Description: A proximity detector for your mobile phone via bluetooth.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: erikw
Last Packager: erikw
Votes: 75
Popularity: 0.023220
First Submitted: 2008-01-09 18:31
Last Updated: 2017-03-21 15:53

Latest Comments

erikw commented on 2017-03-21 15:54

@laloch: Thank you. I've updated the package.

laloch commented on 2017-03-21 15:19

Blueproximity depends on hcitool (/usr/bin/hcitool) which was deprecated in Bluez 5.44 and as such is no longer packaged into bluez-utils. It is now provided by bluez-utils-compat from AUR.

erikw commented on 2017-02-11 23:34

@osval: Hmm I don't see this problem when I build on my up2date Arch machine. Strange. Do you still have the problem?

osval commented on 2017-02-09 23:05

I was having the following problem:

blueproximity git:master ❯ makepkg ⏎
==> Making package: blueproximity 1.2.5-7 (Thu Feb 9 16:43:23 CST 2017)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Missing dependencies:
-> python2-configobj>=4.7.0-1
-> python2-pybluez>=0.14-2
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> ERROR: Could not resolve all dependencies.

==> ERROR: An unknown error has occurred. Exiting...

I checked every dependency with pacman -Ss <package_name> separately and they totally met, so removing version for python2-configobj and python2-pybluez leaving them like the following line it worked:

depends=('bluez-utils' 'pygtk' 'python2-configobj' 'python2-pybluez' 'python2' 'librsvg')

thanks for this erikw

erikw commented on 2015-05-13 16:08

@ZeroBit: Fixed, thanks :)

ZeroBit commented on 2015-05-09 20:25

Download link doesn't work
Please, change it

erikw commented on 2015-01-10 14:48

@ancarius: Thanks, I've now refactored the PKGBUILD to use the newer package() function.

NullDivision commented on 2014-12-29 14:43

It would appear that there's no package() function defined in the latest PKGBUILD

[*******@****-******* blueproximity]$ makepkg
==> ERROR: Missing package() function in /home/*******/Downloads/blueproximity/PKGBUILD

erikw commented on 2014-04-18 15:49

Package updated to not require all imports to success, one bluetooth and one bluez is enough.

erikw commented on 2014-03-10 21:19

Changing from
import _bluetooth as bluez
import bluetooth as bluez

makes the program start-able. I'll take a closer look asap. Sorry for late replay; I'm busy doing my master's thesis atm.

bf_x commented on 2014-03-04 10:08

Same problem, package does not work as of now. @Erikw can you please have a look at this?

liujed commented on 2014-02-19 03:49

Updating to python2-pybluez-0.20-1 breaks this package. It appears that the import of _bluetooth at /usr/bin/ is failing.

erikw commented on 2013-03-16 20:58

@techhat Dependencies are updates in the PKGBUILD!

techhat commented on 2012-11-11 00:32

Had to change python-configobj and python-pybluez to python2-configobj and python2-pybluez to get this to build.

FredericChopin commented on 2011-01-31 15:21

Sorry, missread your comment. Added librsvg to dependencies.

FredericChopin commented on 2011-01-23 09:57

I have no problem running blueproximity without libsvg. Could you tell me, where the dependency is?

daimonion commented on 2011-01-22 21:21

Please put librsvg as dependancy.

Anonymous comment on 2010-10-26 13:01

this package needs to be updated, as python3 is now the default version used.

an additional dependency is python2, the shebang /usr/bin/ must be changed accordingly (#!/usr/bin/env python2) and in /usr/bin/ "python" must be replaced by "python2" in line 4.