[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#546247: lirc: should recommend setserial

Sebastian Bremicker local at sebrem.de
Fri Sep 11 21:09:21 UTC 2009

Package: lirc
Version: 0.8.3-5
Severity: wishlist


after cleaning up my system a bit (removing setserial and other packages),
I got the following messages on startup:

Sep  5 16:21:24 cerebrum kernel: [   40.426376] lirc_serial: port 03f8 already in use
Sep  5 16:21:24 cerebrum kernel: [   40.426445] lirc_serial: use 'setserial /dev/ttySX uart none'
Sep  5 16:21:24 cerebrum kernel: [   40.426447] lirc_serial: or compile the serial port driver as module and
Sep  5 16:21:24 cerebrum kernel: [   40.426450] lirc_serial: make sure this module is loaded first

After re-installing setserial lirc was starting up again. I know that this
only affects lirc_serial users who do not have compiled the serial port as
module, but as I use the Debian default kernel, the latter is a standard
situation. Recommending the package would give a hint to users who cannot
get their lirc up and running.

Kind regards

Sebastian Bremicker

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages lirc depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]        1.5.27      Debian configuration management sy
ii  libasound2                   1.0.20-4    shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libc6                        2.9-26      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  liblircclient0               0.8.3-5     infra-red remote control support -
ii  libusb-0.1-4                 2:0.1.12-13 userspace USB programming library
ii  lsb-base                     3.2-23      Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip

lirc recommends no packages.

Versions of packages lirc suggests:
ii  lirc-modules-source           0.8.3-5    infra-red remote control support -
pn  lirc-svga                     <none>     (no description available)
pn  lirc-x                        <none>     (no description available)

-- debconf information:
  lirc/install_devices: true
  lirc/reconfigure: false
  lirc/remove_var-log-lircd: true

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