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I'm trying to install Bluez so I can get bluetooth and AnyRemote working, but it keeps telling me I need a D-bus library and that I don't have one. When I try to install glib or even look through what I have, I see that I do in fact have D-bus, so I'm not sure what I'm missing. I apologize if I'm missing something completely obvious, I'm still kind of new to Ubuntu. Any help would be amazing.

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What do you mean by "install bluez" exactly? bluez, dbus, and glib are all part of the standard install on Ubuntu. Are you building them from source? – dobey Mar 31 '12 at 17:35
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On my machine (12.04) bluez is already installed by default. If it is not for you, it is available in the repositories so installing it should be as easy as

sudo apt-get install bluez
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