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

Stefan Lippers-Hollmann s.L-H at gmx.de
Sun Sep 13 14:18:43 UTC 2009

tags 546247 + pending


On Sunday 13 September 2009, Sebastian Bremicker wrote:
> 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.

Recommends are a weak depends and installed by default since lenny, given
that there are 15 other kernel modules that have no use for setserial, it
is out of the question to promote it to a recommends. A suggests on the 
other hand is a good idea and a corresponding patch has just been 

	Stefan Lippers-Hollmann
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