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Blueman is a GTK+ Bluetooth Manager

Blueman is designed to provide a simple yet effective means for controlling the BlueZ API and simplifying Bluetooth tasks, such as:

  • Connecting to 3G/EDGE/GPRS via dial-up
  • Connecting to / Creating Bluetooth networks
  • Connecting to input devices
  • Connecting to audio devices
  • Sending / Receiving files via OBEX
  • Pairing

It is lightweight, easy to use, Python based, and GPL licensed.

The original project page of Valmantas Palikša can be found on Launchpad.


See for a list of build and runtime dependencies.

To install a packaged release of blueman, run ./configure && make && make install.

To generate and run a configure script from source, run ./

If you are packaging it for your distribution, please make sure to pass --disable-schemas-compile and run glib-compile-schemas /datadir/glib-2.0/schemas as part of your (un)install phase.

Packaged versions

The wiki page has info about packaged versions of blueman.

Support / Troubleshooting

If you're reporting a bug, please read the Troubleshooting page to provide all relevant info.

Feel free to open a GitHub issue to file bugs, or ask about anything you need help with.


Fork, make your changes, and issue a pull request. If you just want to edit a single file, GitHub will guide you through that process.


Translations are managed on Hosted Weblate. Go to the Weblate blueman project page.


Except for most icons that are under a GPLv2 license and require GPLv2 for redistribution, all parts of the software are licensed under GPLv3 (or GPLv2) and allow redistribution under any later version.

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