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I found a Bazaar fork promising a solution to one of my issues here:
Bluetooth indicator disappears on turning off bluetooth

Problem is, I followed their instructions, and all it did was download the code to a local folder in my $user home.

Where do I go on from here? How do I install the code so that I can start getting the benefits promised by the solution?

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You can build Debian packages using builddeb:… – Donarsson Oct 24 '13 at 23:29
Please transfer the comment to an answer – charlie Oct 25 '13 at 18:39
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Install the pre-requisites:

sudo apt-get install bzr build-essential 

And install the dependencies:

sudo apt-get build-dep indicator-bluetooth  

Branch the fork from Launchpad:

bzr branch lp:~robert-ancell/indicator-bluetooth/dont-hide-on-rfkill  

Jump to the directory:

cd dont-hide-on-rfkill  


Now you have two options:

Compile from source


sudo make install

Install from compiled .deb

If you would rather install from a .deb run:





sudo dpkg -i indicator-bluetooth_0.0.6daily13.02.19-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
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Thanks, but unfortunately, the first step gives me error: Package bazaar is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'bazaar' has no installation candidate – charlie Oct 26 '13 at 14:38
@charlie Does sudo apt-get update complete successfully? – Seth Oct 26 '13 at 16:40
@charlie I just realized I named the package wrong. It should be bzr not bazaar. I have edited the answer to fix that. Please try again :) – Seth Oct 26 '13 at 17:35
Thanks @Seth. It completed all right, but is there anyway I can check to see if its installed okay. The most obvious method of turning on my bluetooth and checking is unavailable due to… . See if you can help me on that one. :) Thanks again. – charlie Oct 26 '13 at 19:32
A simple restart later, I was able to achieve the target. The bluetooth icon stays in the notification area...greyed when off, and activated when on. Thanks Seth! – charlie Oct 27 '13 at 9:27

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