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

Alec Leamas leamas.alec at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 20:27:05 UTC 2017

On Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:27:05 +0100 Thomas Renard <cybaer42 at web.de> wrote:

 > 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.


lirc maintainer speaking... note that the /var/run/lirc/lircd path just 
is a default configuration value from a lirc user's point of view. 
Specifically, in scenarios with several remotes (e. g., one doing ir 
blasting) the path could be something else. So, even if changing the 
hardcoded default will solve Thomas's  problem, it will not solve all 

A proper fix for this needs to be something accepted by upstream, I guess.



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