I was following the steps you posted to install BlueZ » Blog Archive » Release of BlueZ 5.33, however when running ./bootstrap-configure --disable-systemd -disable-udev, it did not finish the process, I got the following error:
configure: error: SBC library >= 1.2 is required
Did you get a similar behavior? If so, then you could be missing BlueZ » Blog Archive » Release of sbc-1.2. Or was the configure process normal for you?
Why are you trying to install a different version from the one pre-installed on the Edison? In previous image versions there were commands missing, however in the latest image, you should be able to use all the Bluetooth commands.
I was trying to use btmgmt/gatttool cmds highlighted in Intel Edison Bluetooth guide, however don't see those commands by default.
I did see "configure: error: SBC library >= 1.2 is required" error while running bootstrap-configure.... however was able to resolve that by installing pkg sbc-dev (version=1.2-r0)...
there was another library (speex) error after that and was able to resolve it similarly by installing speex-dev pkg (version=1.2rc1-r2) for it.
I was running out of space on /root, so i followed steps to re-partition/flashall and increase root size.. was able to do that earlier. (didn't try the bluez make step earlier, as i didn't think the error was because of disk space on root)
I tried running bluez make again and seems to be running fine. so it is possible that the error i was seeing had to do with space on root? Or possibly building Intel Edison image using bitbake, resulted in this passing?
But now at least i am able to move forward.
Thanks for help!