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

Alec Leamas leamas.alec at gmail.com
Tue May 16 06:51:31 UTC 2017

On 16/05/17 00:12, Dominik George wrote:

> Same issue here.
> lirc got installed as a dependency, and I really think it should not
> cause such issues if it is.

Hm...declaring lirc as a dep means pulling in the complete daemon - I 
see no reason for any client package to do this (?) Normally, a package 
should depend on liblirc-client0 to resolve the linker deps, but nothing 
more. So: Which package is pulling in lirc?

The list of lirc rdepends is (removing lirc package stuff)


Are you using any of these packages? Or, is lirc pulled in via the 
Suggests: in liblirc_client0 (which has a vast list of rdeps)?

Bottom line: requiring lirc is requiring a usable daemon. Apps just 
having lirc as an option, the normal case, should require liblirc-client0.



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