blueproximity - locks/unlocks your desktop tracking a bluetooth device

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name blueproximity
Package version 1.2.5
Package release 6
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 855 B
Download size 296.52 KB
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blueproximity helps you adding a little more security to your desktop.
It does so by detecting one of your bluetooth devices, most likely your
mobile phone, and keeping track of its distance. If you move away from
your computer and the distance is above a certain level (no measurement
in meters is possible) for a given time, it automatically locks your
desktop (or starts any other shell command you want).
Once away, if you return nearer than a given level for a set time your
computer unlocks magically without any interaction (or starts any other
shell command you want).


Package Version Architecture Repository
blueproximity_1.2.5-6_all.deb 1.2.5 all Debian Main
blueproximity - - -


Name Value
bluetooth -
librsvg2-common -
python >= 2.6.6-7~
python-bluez -
python-configobj >= 4.7.0
python-glade2 -
python-gobject -
python-gtk2 -


Type URL
Binary Package blueproximity_1.2.5-6_all.deb
Source Package blueproximity

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install blueproximity deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install blueproximity




2011-11-27 - Francesco Namuri <>
blueproximity (1.2.5-6) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control and debian/rules: modified to comply with dh_python2
transition requisites. (Closes: #616748)
* debian/control: Standards-Version bumped tp 3.9.2. 
* debian/control: moved librsvg2-common from recommends to depends field.
(Closes: #588438) 
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format.
* debian/rules: removed simple-patchsys makefile. 
2010-03-29 - Francesco Namuri <>
blueproximity (1.2.5-5) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control : Standards-Version bumped to 3.8.4, no changes needed.
* added debian/patches/support_new_configobj.patch to fix compatibility
problem with python/configobj >= 4.7.0 (Closes: #568552). Thanks to Jérémy
Lal <>.
* debian/control: allowed DM upload.
* added debian/source/format.
2009-08-24 - Francesco Namuri <>
blueproximity (1.2.5-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Enhanced the manpage, thanks to Nick Ellery. (Closes: #530454)
* debian/control:  added Recommend on librsvg2-common.
(Closes: #537551)
* debian/control: replaced dependency on transitional package bluez-utils
with the dependency on bluetooth package. (Closes: #534319)
* debian/control: Standards-Version bumped to 3.8.3, no changes needed. 
* debian/control: added ${misc:Depends} to dependencies to avoid a lintian
2008-03-22 - Leo Costela <>
blueproximity (1.2.5-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: install base SVG icon to fallback (hicolor) icon theme 
(must be manual because it's a rename, unsupported by dh_install)
* debian/patches/blueproximity.desktop.patch: cleanup and update to use 
above mentioned SVG instead of XPM (only menu needs XPMs)
* debian/patches/blueproximity.patch: use sh instead of bash in wrapper
* debian/control: add Suggests with gnome-screensaver | xscreensaver
* debian/patches/blueproximity.1.patch: update manpage with info about 
config dir and replace mention to xscreensaver with
gnome-screensaver-command (that's the hard-coded default, anyway)
2008-03-10 - Francesco Namuri <>
blueproximity (1.2.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* added debian/blueproximity-autostart.desktop autostart script.
* debian/control: added Leo "costela" Antunes and Debian Bluetooth
Maintainers to Uploaders field.
2008-03-10 - Francesco Namuri <>
blueproximity (1.2.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* added debian/patches/blueproximity.desktop.patch to fix outdated enconding
field in .desktop file.
* removed debian/blueproximity.1, debian/blueproximity.desktop because now
these files are included in the original tarball.
* debian/control: Standards-Version updated to 3.7.3, no changes needed.
* debian/docs: updated to fit with new upstream doc files.
* debian/rules: modified to remove useless commands with the new upstream
* debian/blueproximity.install: updated to work with the new upstream
* debian/control: removed Uploaders field, changed Maintainer from
pkg-bluetooth team to Francesco Namuri.
2007-10-10 - Francesco Namuri <>
blueproximity (1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. (Closes: #446010)

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bluez-obexd_5.23-2+deb8u1_i386.deb bluez obex daemon
bluez-test-scripts_5.23-2+deb8u1_all.deb BlueZ test scripts
bluez-tools_0.2.0~20140808-3_i386.deb Set of tools to manage Bluetooth devices for linux
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