View Full Version : Fedora 7 and Bluez? Trying to Install 'HFP for Linux'.

3rd June 2009, 06:00 PM

I'm trying to install 'HFP for Linux (http://nohands.sourceforge.net/)' (AKA nohands) on an older Fedora 7 install. I'm to the step where I'm using ./configure to build the make files. However, I get an error which consequently quits the configure:

checking for BLUEZ... configure: error: Package requirements (bluez >= 2.00) were not met:

No package 'bluez' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables BLUEZ_CFLAGS
and BLUEZ_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

I have the following installed:

When I try to install simply "bluez" using the command "yum install bluez" I get:

[root@localhost trunk]# yum install bluez
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Nothing to do

My end goal is to have HFP for Linux working. Any help is much appreciated.


3rd June 2009, 06:54 PM
the bluetooth service may not be turned on
or there is some missing component .
but seeing as the fedora 7 rpms ( well most of them ) are in the archives .You will need to manualy edit your fedora 7 repos to look in the archives . Do a search on the forum one of the managers has a "how to ". .
a "standard" install of 7 will not be able to use yum because the repos have moved to the archives OR do not exist any more .

here it is
" Repository configuration for older Fedora releases."

if you can not find a old component you will need to build them from source

3rd June 2009, 09:02 PM
Thank you for the reply. I appears that in the guide you referred me to, there are no necessary changes for Fedora 7.

I will start on the route that takes me through compiling bluez from the tarballs.

3rd June 2009, 11:25 PM
yes there are changes to the fedora7 "fedora.repo " file

see the archive. in the address.

4th June 2009, 10:07 PM
I guess I'm a bit at a loss then. I'm not sure what that means. What should I do?

Also, to clarify my previous post: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpost.php?p=1211960&postcount=4

Fedora 7 (Moonshine)

There are no changes needed to the repositories for Fedora 7 at this time. The stock repos are still working.

4th June 2009, 11:52 PM
Guess I should change that statement to say something like "to get a basic install with the most recent updates".