[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#860551: Bug#860551: lircd-0.9.4c[845]: Error: Cannot glob /sys/class/rc/rc0/input[0-9]*/event[0-9]*

Borden Rhodes jrvp at bordenrhodes.com
Wed May 24 04:09:12 UTC 2017

On Mon, 15 May 2017 16:50:17 +0200 Michael Kolmodin <mk at kolmodin.net> wrote:
> Actually, there is yet another way to cope with this: adding the
> immediate-init option to lircd (e. g., in lirc_options.conf). This will
> make lircd exit if the hardware cannot be initialized. Which means there
> will be no socket for clients to connect to. Making this the default
> setup is a possibility.

I agree with Michael on this one. If a goal of Debian is at least one of:
1) to just work; or
2) not waste computer resources,
Then surely the hardware detection should be smart enough to figure
out that there isn't an IR device to connect to and exit gracefully. I
also add that I never deliberately installed infrared support, so
unless the Debian lords want to drop it from the default install, it
would be good sense to make it work properly by default.

How many computers come with IR modules built in, out of curiosity?
Mine sure doesn't.

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