[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#872375: lirc: irrecord segfaults when recording a button
leamas.alec at gmail.com
Sat Aug 19 01:53:06 UTC 2017
On Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:38:15 +0200 Gianfranco Costamagna
<locutusofborg at debian.org> wrote:
> > Dear Maintainer,
> > When trying to create a configuration file for my remote, irrecord
> > crashes when it gets to the 'Now hold down button Xxx' step:
> can you please try 0.10.0 from unstable?
The usage here actually does not look sane. We have
> # irrecord -H devinput -f -d /dev/input/event13 /tmp/tmp.conf
According to the sources, when presented with the devinput driver
irrecord displays a message like this:
"Usually you should not create a new config file for devinput\n"
"devices. LIRC is installed with a devinput.lircd.conf file
"is built for the current system which works with all remotes \n"
"supported by the kernel. There might be a need to update \n"
"this file so it matches the current kernel. For this, use the \n"
Perhaps you missed this message, irrecord does indeed spit out a lot of
text. That said, this usecase is not really supported.
OTOH, a segfault is never acceptable. Filed upstream bug 
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