[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#860551: Bug#860551: lircd-0.9.4c: Error: Cannot glob /sys/class/rc/rc0/input[0-9]*/event[0-9]*
leamas.alec at gmail.com
Wed May 24 08:03:10 UTC 2017
On 24/05/17 06:09, Borden Rhodes wrote:
> 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.
The question is still what "works properly" actually means. Here are two
- A user which has installed lirc with the intent to use IR remotes. In
this case, the logging is acceptable(?) since it clearly indicates a
broken installation which should be fixed
- A user which has had lirc pulled in by another package. In this case,
the logging is indeed broken, since the user does not intend to use any
Now, in the second case the user should not really install lirc, just
liblirc0. liblirc0 resolves all deps required by applications which
supports lirc without requiring a working, configured lirc daemon.
So, here is two things:
- Too much logging when installing a not configured lirc. This can be
handled by --immediate-init, but this option is not available until next
upstream release 0.10 (coming Real Soon). Might be possible to backport.
- That the packages linking against lirc pulls in the daemon, not just
the libs. liblirc0 has a Suggests: lirc, but IMHO that should not pull
lirc in the default install. Or? I'm still new to Debian practices, and
this one beats me.
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