|Summary:||net-wireless/bluez - add USE=hidd|
|Product:||Gentoo Linux||Reporter:||Another Mortal <a.m>|
|Component:||Current packages||Assignee:||Pacho Ramos <pacho>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
|Attachments:||Add hidd USE flag and optionally --enable-hidd|
Description Another Mortal 2013-02-14 19:07:12 UTC
Created attachment 338886 [details] Add hidd USE flag and optionally --enable-hidd I want to be able to use my bluetooth keyboard in early boot (i.e. to enter a disk encryption password in initramfs), and I really don't want to start dbus and bluetoothd just for this, when hidd (with a little help from hciconfig and hcitool) is fully adequate to handle the situation. I'm attaching a patch with the rather minimal changes to make this happen. (I realize that hidd is deemed obsolate, but I'm seriously considering to make a hidd-only build of bluez, since that's the _only_ bluetooth profile I regularly use. Then, I'll be finally be able to ditch dbus altogether. When, I have some time over, that is... ;-))) Thanks for you kind consideration!
Comment 1 Pacho Ramos 2013-02-16 12:05:41 UTC
hidd option has been completely dropped by upstream since bluez-4.101, then, I wouldn't add an option that, in next bump, people will lose again
Comment 2 Another Mortal 2013-02-24 12:41:07 UTC
Facts: (1) --enable-hidd *is* available in 4.101 [in other words, the comment on this being dropped "since" 4.101 feels misleading; although you probably meant _after_ not since] (2) 4.101 is the only version available in portage Questions: (1) when is the next bump expected? (Upstream is already at 5.3) (2) what's your suggestion for using a bluetooth keyboard for entering a passphrase in initramfs?
Comment 3 Pacho Ramos 2013-02-24 12:54:32 UTC
(In reply to comment #2) > (1) when is the next bump expected? > (Upstream is already at 5.3) > It's handled in bug 452162 > (2) what's your suggestion for using a bluetooth keyboard > for entering a passphrase in initramfs? Would be better if you could ask to upstream (probably in upstream mailing list) about how is this handled now in bluez-5