Hello Georg, hello Jason!
Thank you both for your interesting answers.
As far as I understand obex is now integrated in bluez5:
(see Release of BlueZ 5.0)
Thus my confusion about the test script in ofono!
So, if I'm running off-topic, I will move to the bluez mailing-list.
Anyway, following the hints of Jason I exported the dbus session address
(because I don't use X) and set the dbus policies in bluetooth.conf. I
paired and trusted my phone.
Running the bluez/test/pbap-client script or the Georg's code leads to:
org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.bluez.obex was not provided by any
while the ofono/test/test-phonebook returns:
org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: Method "Import" with signature
"" on interface "org.ofono.Phonebook" doesn't exist
Because obex is under org.bluez I don't think I need the obexd-client
Debian package, do I?
Il 11/06/2016 23:54, Jason Gauthier ha scritto:
I've done some work with this. Here are a few points I've
about dealing with PBAP.
Yes, it definitely requires obexd. Obexd uses dbus, in session mode.
This implies that the user that runs obex must access the data in the
same session. If you want to run obexd in one shell, and access the
information from another shell, or application, you'll want to use the
system bus like so:
You can validate that with "qdbus --system" in another session. If you
see orf.bluez.obex that you've connected it to the system dbus.
You'll also need to add dbus permissions to access via dbus, or a
non-root user won't even be able to start it.
oh, also, the files downloaded are in vcard format. I would highly
recommend python's vobject module, or similar for ease of managing the
The device needs to be paired and trusted, but it does not have to be
connected to pull PBAP information. I don't think this is important,
but I always found it interesting. All of my code written depends on
the device currently being connected though.
This isn't ofono specific stuff, so if you have any questions you can
email me off list. I also have a git repo out there with some pbap
I'd like to do more with MAP, and other obex based protocols, but time
On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 2:08 PM, Georg Chini <georg(a)chini.tk> wrote:
> On 11.06.2016 18:41, Marco Trapanese wrote:
>> I have this setup:
>> - RPi3
>> - Raspbian Jessie Lite
>> - bluez 5.40
>> - ofono 1.18
>> in /etc/bluetooth/main.conf I set this class: 0x640408.
>> Using bluetoothctl I connected my phone to the SBC and I can make a call
>> using the ofono tests.
>> I wonder how to read the contacts. I launched test-phonebook but I got
>> this error:
>>> Method "Import" with signature "" on interface
>>> doesn't exist
>> Do I need to enable something other before?
> Hi Marco,
> see attached python script for how to get the phone book from a bluetooth
> I think you need obexd for this, although I am not quite sure because I
> it long ago.
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