Introduction to GNOME Bluetooth

The GNOME Bluetooth package contains tools for managing and manipulating Bluetooth devices using the GNOME Desktop.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.0 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Bluetooth Dependencies


GTK+-3.24.30, itstool-2.0.7, libcanberra-0.30, and libnotify-0.7.9



GTK-Doc-1.33.2 and dbusmock-0.24.1

Runtime Dependencies

BlueZ-5.62 and elogind-246.10

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Bluetooth

Install GNOME Bluetooth by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.


Installed Programs: bluetooth-sendto
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gnome-bluetooth and /usr/share/gnome-bluetooth

Short Descriptions


is a GTK+ application for transferring files over Bluetooth

contains the GNOME Bluetooth API functions

Last updated on Mon Aug 30 16:07:53 2021