Install instructions for ObexFTP


pacman -S obexftp for more infos.


emerge -av obexftp


sudo apt-get install obexftp

Fedora Core 4 / Slackware 10.2

The ‘openobex.pc’ file from OpenOBEX is installed in ‘/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig’ and not ‘/usr/lib/pkgconfig’.

You can either copy the pkg-config file to the expected location or use

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/

Sean Lincolne

If you have another package that has written a ‘/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig’ file by accident, then OpenOBEX won’t replace it. Instead, fish the openobex.pc out of its build directory (from the tar.gz of OpenOBEX) and put it in /usr/lib/pkgconfig/ directly.

Paul Wayper (paulway at

Build from Sources

obexftp-0.20 does not compile on FC6, gcc4.1.1, openobex-devel-1.3-3.1
with error collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Try ./configure --with-gnu-ld


error: fuse.h: Not found
You need to install Fuse.

error: obexftp/obexftp.h: Not found
You need to install ObexFTP.

error: bluetooth/bluetooth.h: Not found
You need to install Bluez.

On systems like debian, ubuntu, SuSE, Fedora, etc. you have to install the matching
“-devel” packets too.
Install bluez-devel, openobex-devel, fuse-devel and maybe a few more.