[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#617417: Bug#617417: liblircclient0: Breaks inputlirc.

Christian Ohm chr.ohm at gmx.net
Wed Mar 9 13:50:20 UTC 2011

On Wednesday,  9 March 2011 at  4:46, Stefan Lippers-Hollmann wrote:
> I think I've located the issue now, lirc 0.8.6 changed the default 
> socket location from /dev/lircd to /var/run/lirc/lircd, while inputlirc
> doesn't know about this new socket location. It would be great if you 
> could test changing the socket location for inputlirc:
> 	inputlircd -d /var/run/lirc/lircd -f /dev/input/event0
> or
> 	OPTIONS="-d /var/run/lirc/lircd"
> in /etc/default/inputlirc respectively.

Ah, that was it, now it works. Thanks! I didn't notice that change (just looked
in /dev where it usually was).

> At the moment, I'm not really sure where this issue is to be fixed 
> best, as this lirc upstream change is well established by now and 
> because teh socket doesn't really belong into /dev/:

I guess the problem is really inputlirc, which should default to the new socket
location now.

Best regards,
Christian Ohm

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