Bug#850467: kodi: Wrong "device" path for lirc

Thomas Renard cybaer42 at web.de
Fri Jan 6 19:27:05 UTC 2017

Package: kodi
Version: 2:17.0~beta6+dfsg1-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

kodi is hard coded to the wrong "device" path to lirc.
The binary tries /dev/lircd but the "device" (which is a socket!)
can be found at /var/run/lirc/lircd.

 - write ~/.kodi/userdata/Lircmap.xml according to working irw data
 - start kodi


 - IR remote works

actual behavior:

 - IR does not work

some debugging:

 - ln -s /var/run/lirc/lircd /dev/lircd
 - start kodi again

then: IR remote works

 - rm /dev/lircd
 - kodi -l /var/run/lirc/lircd

then: IR remote works

because the socket is put to /var/run/lirc/lircd by the lirc package it
should also be hard coded to this position in kodi.bin

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages kodi depends on:
ii  kodi-bin   2:17.0~beta6+dfsg1-1
ii  kodi-data  2:17.0~beta6+dfsg1-1

Versions of packages kodi recommends:
ii  kodi-visualization-spectrum  1.1.0-1

kodi suggests no packages.

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