[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#777199: Not updated to latest upstream

Trent W. Buck trentbuck at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 08:11:31 UTC 2015

Package: lirc
Followup-For: Bug #777199

I deploy Debian 8-based TVs in prisons, using lircd for the remote control.
I want to lock down lircd using systemd.exec(5) options like {RuntimeDir,User}=lirc.
It looks like this will be easier with 0.9.3 than 0.9.0~pre1.

I started looking into updating Debian's lirc package, and I found this:

    $ svn diff svn://svn.debian.org/svn/pkg-lirc/lirc/{tags/0.9.0~pre1-1.1,trunk}/debian

    +lirc (0.9.1a-1) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
    +  * DO NOT UPLOAD
    +  * Work in progress, because of #655969 and the new upstream.
    + -- Stefan Lippers-Hollmann <s.l-h at gmx.de>  Mon, 16 Apr 2012 03:04:24 +0200

Stefan et al,

 * Are you still maintaining lirc in Debian?

   For 8 months, there has been no discussion on the mailing list:

   OTOH, "wnpp-check lirc" reports no RFH/O bugs.

 * What needs to be done to get 0.9.3 into stretch?

   From the todo list in trunk/debian/changelog,
   it looks like the main/only remaining issue is handling upgrades smoothly.

 * Can I help?

   I'm a lapsed DM; my focus was apps (darcs, midori, crawl).
   I don't have much experience with handling upgrades.

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