[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#860296: Bug#860296: lirc is spamming syslog with messages

Jörg Frings-Fürst debian at jff-webhosting.net
Sun Aug 20 18:59:54 UTC 2017


Am Sonntag, den 20.08.2017, 15:52 +0200 schrieb Alec Leamas:
> On 20/08/17 12:22, Jörg Frings-Fürst wrote:
> > Hello Alec,
> > >   > Lirc is installed as a dependency.
> > > 

> > This is absolutely unnecessary*, consumes resources, costs money and
> > reduces lifetime of the hard disks.
> Indeed. But sweeping this under the carpet by decreasing the log 
> interval isn't really the proper solution here. IMHO user should disable 
> the service or just remove the package. Having lircd  running without 
> any ir hardware attached just makes no sense.
> > And why must every messages have to be logged twice?
> Because in a scenario when the user really tries to setup lircd, lircd 
> keeps logging until a device is attached (i. e., hotplugged).
> Of course, the log interval could be increased. But the basic problem is 
> that a lot of users seems to have lircd running without any purpose. We 
> need to address this, perhaps by having the service disabled/stopped by 
> default, dunno.

No, I disagree your statement. The main problem is not the user. The
problem is that lirc logs not found hardware. IMHO is enough to log it
once on start and one! on every change. That also enough for testing
the setup.

For the twice log I have open a new bug report.

> Cheers!
> --alec


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